Et Orion fly fra 333 skvadronen under vinterøvelsen Cold Response 2014Et Orion fly fra 333 skvadronen under vinterøvelsen Cold Response 2014http://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/tkcr14R4552.jpghttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=255P-3 Orion er et langtrekkende maritimt patruljefly. Flyet brukes hovedsakelig til overvåking og rekognosering.P-3 Orion is a long-range maritime patrol aircraft. The aircraft is mainly used for surveillance and reconnaissance.
Mannskap ombord på et Orion P3N overvåkingsfly leter etter pirater under Operasjon Ocean Shield utenfor SomaliaOrion crew searching for pirates during Operation Ocean Shield outside SomaliaMannskap ombord på et Orion P3N overvåkingsfly leter etter pirater under Operasjon Ocean Shield utenfor SomaliaOrion crew searching for pirates during Operation Ocean Shield outside Somaliahttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/20111029th_276.jpghttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=253P-3 Orion er utstyrt med høyelektronisk utstyr med kapasitet til å samle inn en rekke informasjonsformer.P-3 Orion is equipped to collect a variety of information forms.
Et P-C3 Orion fra 333 skvadronen i forbindelse med DV-dagen under vinterøvelsen Cold Response 2012 / A maritime patrol aircraft, P-C3 Orion , from 333 squadron during the DV-day under the winter exercise Cold Response 2012Et P-C3 Orion fra 333 skvadronen i forbindelse med DV-dagen under vinterøvelsen Cold Response 2012 / A maritime patrol aircraft, P-C3 Orion , from 333 squadron during the DV-day under the winter exercise Cold Response 2012http://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/tkcr12BL9C6430.jpghttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=254Forsvaret har i dag seks P-3 Orion-fly, som en del av 333 skvadronen under 133 luftving på Andøya.The Air Force has got six P-3 Orion aircrafts, as part of the 333rd Squadron at Andøya.
Mannskap ombord på et Orion P3N overvåkingsfly leter etter pirater under Operasjon Ocean Shield utenfor SomaliaOrion crew searching for pirates during Operation Ocean Shield outside SomaliaMannskap ombord på et Orion P3N overvåkingsfly leter etter pirater under Operasjon Ocean Shield utenfor SomaliaOrion crew searching for pirates during Operation Ocean Shield outside Somaliahttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/20111029th_189.jpghttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=252Mannskap ombord på et Orion P3N overvåkingsfly leter etter pirater under Operasjon Ocean Shield utenfor Somalia.Crew aboard a Orion P3N patrol looking for pirates during Operation Ocean Shield.

P-3C Orion

​​​​​​P-3C Orion is a long-range, naval patrol plane which can be equipped with torpedoes. The aircraft's main tasks in times of crisis/war are anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare. In times of peace, the aircraft is mostly used for intelligence and surveillance. The Orion is also an important contributor in maintaining Norwegian sovereignty at sea, especially in the North. The aircrafts are filled with advanced electronic equipment, designed to gather tactical, technical, electronic and acoustic data.  

  • Engine: 4 x Allison T56-A-14 Turboprop Engines 
  • ​Thrust: ​18,400 SHP dispersed on four engines, each 4,600 SHP 
  • ​Dimensions: ​35.6 metres (length) – 10.5 metres (height) – 10.4 metres (wingspan) 
  • ​Max speed: ​405 knots 
  • ​Max altitude: ​Regular: 28,000 feet (8,500 metres), with oxygen mask: 30,000+ feet (9,100+ metres)​
  • ​Max take-off weight: ​135,000 pounds (61,2 tonnes)
  • ​Range: ​Approximately 8,000 km (5,000 miles)
  • ​​Max flight-time: ​Up to 14 hours 
  • ​Armament: ​In bomb-bay and wing-stations: torpedos, mines, MK 82 bombs and SKAD (survival ki​t, air-droppable – 2 life rafts) 

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Published 15 June 2015 11:20.. Last updated 28 June 2016 10:56.