Aircraft Photo of 300 | Lockheed P-3C Orion | Netherlands - Navy | #309813
Registration / Serial:300
Military Code:V
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed P-3 Orion
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed P-3 Orion
Aircraft Version:Lockheed P-3C Orion
C/n (msn):285E-5733
Operator / Titles:Netherlands - Navy
City / Airport:Groningen - EeldeMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: EHGG   IATA: GRQ   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:31 July 1982
Photo from:Kas van Zonneveld Collection
Photo ID: 309813
Photo Comment

The Orions were the successor of the Neptune and were delivered from November 1981. It was used as anti-sub and patrol aircraft from homebase Valkenburg. Usually 1 aircraft was based in Kevlavik (Iceland) for reconnaissance of the Soviet fleet. At Hato (Curacao), it wasn't an unusual sight to see 3 aircraft, which were used in the war against drugs. Due to budget cuts, the squadron was disbanded and homebase Valkenburg was closed. '300' entered service in November 1981 and was retired in March 2005. Sold to Portugal and became 14807. Photo from Harm Reinders

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