That will come as a surprise to P-8 crews while they refuel in flight, something they couldn't do in a P-3.
posted on 05/16/2012 6:07:43 AM PDT
by A.A. Cunningham
(Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
To: A.A. Cunningham
If more than 14 hr endurance was required then the navy could have put ARF on them. I worked heavy depot on these for 11 years and they are an incredibly versatile aircraft especially after the update 3 mods. ESSI/ SSI-K was fixing the wings which was the major problem in the life expectancy. The Army actually proposed that the Air Force allow them to buy the P-3 for convoy protection due to the loiter time and Maverick capabilities.
I started out unimpressed with the airframe but after 11 years I found it to be one ugly, rugged, wonderful aircraft.
posted on 05/16/2012 7:19:52 AM PDT
(Im nobody, just ask a liberal)
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