Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: DustyMoment

Why?


8 posted on 12/16/2010 9:54:15 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies ]


To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Several reasons. One is sentimentality. But, well beyond that is the airworthiness of the aircraft. The P-3 is over 50 years old and has had the crap beaten out of them. And, the Chinese don’t need to force anymore P-3s to land in China.

As things stand today, there are so few P-3s still on active duty that they have all been assigned to the Fleet Air Wings, not the sqaudrons. The replacement P-8 is too expensive for the Navy to be able to purchase enough to replace their geriatric P-3s. I dearly love the P-3 and have very fond memories of them but, let’s be honest, they have earned their rest and should be retired with the dignity they earned.


9 posted on 12/16/2010 10:02:24 PM PST by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson