Thursday, March 25, 2010

P-3C Orion 1:72

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.
Development

The P-3 Orion, originally designated P3V, is based on the same design philosophy as the Lockheed L-188 Electra. It is not the same aircraft structurally in that it has had 7 ft (2.1 m) of fuselage removed forward of the wings, as well as myriad internal, external, and airframe production technique enhancements. The prototype YP3V-1/YP-3A BuNo 148276 was in fact modified from the third Electra airframe c/n 1003. The P-3 Orion served as the replacement for the postwar era P-2 Neptune and P-5 Marlin. The Orion is powered by four Allison T56turboprops which give it a speed comparable to fast propeller powered fighters, or even slow turbofan jets such as the A-10 Thunderbolt II or the S-3 Viking. Many other countries have seen the value of this platform design and have developed similar patrol aircraft based on this model, with the Soviets adapting their own counterpart to the Orion, the Ilyushin Il-38. The P-3 also competes with the British Hawker Siddeley Nimrod adaptation of the de Havilland Comet and the French Breguet Atlantique.

An armed US P-3C Orion


the 3view retrace
3d update

unfolding

testbuild
give some cardboard (2mm) as reinforcement
finally












download here
instruction




11 comments:

  1. This is like a birthday present! I love the Orion just because of the engine noise it makes when it flies over Rotterdam.

    If it is possible/allowed, can you do a Dutch navy version, like this one: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Netherlands---Navy/Lockheed-P-3C-Orion/1180269/L/&tbl=&photo_nr=9&sok=&sort=&prev_id=1180270&next_id=1180268 ?

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  2. @legion
    thanks friend, plan to make another version (optional skin), if you don't could you send another picture/side for detail decal
    regards,

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  3. Here is a good side shot: http://media.photobucket.com/image/p3c%20orion%20dutch/Dianick/NLP3cII5.jpg
    and another side shot:
    http://www.airliners.net/photo/Netherlands---Navy/Lockheed-P-3C-Orion/1326289/L/&sid=a0cf82873f1c40f1b9834a911ca0c165

    I think most of the warning decals are the same as the US version. I'll send a mail with some more links.

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  4. awesome
    dennisjunker@yahoo.com

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  5. wah banyak banget disini om tek hahaha :)

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  6. @dennis
    thaks bro
    @beta
    apanye nyang banyak bet.??elah..

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  7. it would be so easy for anyone to change the decals in photoshop why not just modify it yourself?

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  8. wish I have 30 hours a day mate...

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  9. I am trying to made this model, but I have a trouble at the beginning with A5 part. I could match this. Could anybody help with this?

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  10. HOLA ME LLAMO GERARDO, DESPUES DE TANTO BUSCAR, POR FIN EL P3 ORION,SI LOGRO CONVERTIRLO A LA VERSION ARGENTINA, LO SUBO, GRACIAS POR SUBIR ESTE MODELO

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  11. Thank you! Nga mihi!

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