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Thomas Jay Park in Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lockheed VP-3A Orion

 
 
Lockheed VP-3A Orion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
1. Lockheed VP-3A Orion Marker
Inscription.  
Lockheed
VP-3A
Orion
Patrol/Transport
1961-Present
On loan from
National Museum
of Naval Aviation

 
Erected by Pima Air & Space Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
 
Location. 32° 8.395′ N, 110° 52.196′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. It is in Thomas Jay Park. Marker can be reached from East Valencia Road, 0.3 miles west of South Wilmot Road. The marker is located in the western section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sikorsky VH-34C (within shouting distance of this marker); C-121A "Columbine 1" (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed VC-121A (within shouting distance of this marker); Aero Spacelines B-377SG (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas C-9B (within shouting distance of this marker); Fokker C-31A
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Convair T-29B (within shouting distance of this marker); Boeing VC-137B (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the outside section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. There is an entry fee required to visit both the inside and outside sections of the museum.
 
Also see . . .  Lockheed P-3 Orion.
The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engined, turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft developed for the United States Navy and introduced in the 1960s. Lockheed based it on the L-188 Electra commercial airliner. The aircraft is easily distinguished from the Electra by its distinctive tail stinger or "MAD" boom, used for the magnetic anomoly detection (MAD) of submarines. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Lockheed VP-3A Orion and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
2. The Lockheed VP-3A Orion and Marker
The Lockheed VP-3A Orion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
3. The Lockheed VP-3A Orion
A Lockheed P-3A Orion in flight image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - US Navy photo, circa 1969
4. A Lockheed P-3A Orion in flight
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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