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Cosford RAF Museum (2/7)

LOCKHEED P-2H NEPTUNE

The Lockheed P-2 Neptune was a Maritime patrol aircraft developed for the United States Navy by Lockheed. Designed as a land-based aircraft, the Neptune never made a carrier landing, although a small number of aircraft were converted and deployed as carrier launched stop-gap nuclear bombers which would have to ditch or recover at land bases. The type was successful in export and saw service with several armed forces.  Peter posted a picture of this plane recently featuring Elizabeth and myself http://petermeilleur.shutterchance.com/image/2014/08/24/elizabeth-and-brian-seeing-eye-to-eye/ goodness knows what I was saying, i'd obviously caught the Trim pointing finger habit!

 

Cosford RAF Museum (2/7)

LOCKHEED P-2H NEPTUNE

The Lockheed P-2 Neptune was a Maritime patrol aircraft developed for the United States Navy by Lockheed. Designed as a land-based aircraft, the Neptune never made a carrier landing, although a small number of aircraft were converted and deployed as carrier launched stop-gap nuclear bombers which would have to ditch or recover at land bases. The type was successful in export and saw service with several armed forces.  Peter posted a picture of this plane recently featuring Elizabeth and myself http://petermeilleur.shutterchance.com/image/2014/08/24/elizabeth-and-brian-seeing-eye-to-eye/ goodness knows what I was saying, i'd obviously caught the Trim pointing finger habit!

 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Sep 2014, 00:35
I like its anchor, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Not much chance of lifting the nose up is there.
It looks good at rest.
Brian Walbey: It does although it is rather a strange looking plane, not the type one would expect to see carrying nuclear bombs.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Sep 2014, 07:44
A funny looking thing isn't it but no doubt very practical & useful
Brian Walbey: My thought also Chris.
  • Alan
  • Crested Butte, Colorado
  • 23 Sep 2014, 13:42
Hard to imagine that these could carry nuclear bombs. I always think of the massive B52s. Thinking now of the US Navy, I drove along one of the main east - west interstates called the "Pearl Harbour Memorial Highway" a couple of days ago.
Brian Walbey: They don't look like nuclear bombers do they.
Quite a nice discovery for me Brian! Thank you.
Brian Walbey: I'm not at all familiar with USA warplanes these days, we used to live near a big American airbase in the 80's and 90's.and saw lots of Phantoms, Thunderbolts and spyplanes coming over.
That's a lovely looking plane, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes although it's not what one would expect from a nuclear bomber.
It is rather a handsome aeroplane Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes although it's not what one would expect from a nuclear bomber.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 23 Sep 2014, 19:37
They have all been so well maintained, Brian. Have you seen carreksmum's pictures of her painting a Black Arrow?
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Lisl, the outside ones look just as good as those inside. I have seen Pauline's pictures, not the usual sort of pastime one usually hears of for a lady.
Nice shot, Brian
Nice shot, Brian
You caught it well, Brian.

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