Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Manufacturer: Lockheed (later Lockheed Martin)
Type: carrier-based anti-submarine aircraft
Crew: pilot,co-pilot,two systems operators
Powerplant: two 9,275 lb (4,207 kg) static thrust General Electric TF-34-GE turbofans
Wingspan: 68 ft 8 in (20.93 m)
Length: 53 ft 4 in (16.26 m )
Height: 22 ft 9 in (6.93 m)
Weight: 26,650 lbs (12,088 kg) empty; 52,430 lbs (23,832 kg) maximum
Armament: up to four MK-46 torpedoes, bombs, or mines in internal weapons bay; two under wing stations for Harpoon or Maverick (medium range)
Maximum Speed: 518 mph (833.5 km/h)
Combat radius: 600 miles (965.5 kilometers)
Service ceiling: 40,000 ft (12,192 m)
This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida
Erected by Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Afghanistan.
Location. 32° 47.395′ N, 79° 54.505′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Aboard the USS Yorktown. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A-6E Intruder (a few steps from this marker); Carrier-Based A-6 Intruder (a few steps from this marker); S-2 Tracker (within shouting distance of this marker); F-8K Crusader (within shouting distance of this marker); F-14 Tomcat (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Laffey (within shouting distance of this marker); The A-7E Corsair II SH-3G Sea King (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Also see . . . Patriots Point, S-3B Viking. Viking was initially designed to deal with any enemy submarine threat. (Submitted on May 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,438 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.