P-3 Orion

P-3C Orion

ICAO type designator: P3C

ICAO type description: L4T

Wake turbulance category: M

Max operating level: FL 340 (FL230 is normal)

Typical cruising speed: Slow

Climb performance:

Approach category:

Nice to know:

MTOW: 64.400 kg

Civil version of the aircraft is called Lockheed Electra (L-188 )

What to look for:

  • 4 engines with big blades
  • Large antenna sticking out from the tail

The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a maritime patrol aircraft used by numerous navies and air forces around the world, primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare.