Lockheed P-3 Orion

@Moffett Federal Airfield, Moffett Field, CA

May 2015

This veteran Orion stands guard wearing the colors of Patrol Squadron VP-91 ‘Black Cats’ that operated out of Moffett Field from 1970 to their deactivation in 1999.  Produced from 1961-1990, the Orion has a sea level dash speed of 473 mph, putting it on par with most WWII fighters.  The P-3 can operate on two engines to extend mission duration, the record is 21.5 hours.  Nikon D300 w/18-200mm, processed with Photomatix Pro and Aperture.


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