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) air-to-surface missles, or external fuel cells; or up to 4,000 lbs (1814 kg) total ordnance
Maximum Speed: 518 mph (833.5 km/h)
Combat radius: 600 miles (965.5 kilometers)
This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida
Erected by Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
Location. 32° 47.395′ N, 79° 54.505′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Touch for map. Aboard the USS Yorktown. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
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-2E 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); 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.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Afghanistan •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,377 times since then. 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.