Boeing P-8 Poseidon
||On June 14, 2004 Boeing was
awarded a $3.89 billion contract to develop the P-8 which is based on
The P-8A Poseidon is a long-range anti-submarine
warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance aircraft capable of broad-area, maritime and littoral
The P-8A is being developed by a Boeing-led
industry team that consists of CFM International, Northrop Grumman,
Raytheon, GE Aviation and Spirit AeroSystems.
The U.S. Navy plans to purchase 117 P-8As to replace its
fleet of P-3C aircraft. The first test aircraft began formal flight
testing in late 2009. Initial operational capability is slated for 2013.
Boeing P-8a Poseidon "sub-hunter" video
P8 Poseidon Replaces P3 Orion video
Boeing P-8A Poseidon first flight video
Boeing P-8 Poseidon Home Page
Two CFM56-7 engines providing 27,000 pounds
thrust each Length: 129.5 feet (39.47 meters)
Wing Span: 123.6 feet (37.64 meters)
Height: 42.1 feet (12.83 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Gross Weight: 189,700 pounds (85,139 kilograms)
Speed: 490 knots (564 mi/h, 789 km/h)
Range: 1,200+ nautical miles, with 4 hours on station (1,381 miles,
Ceiling: 41,000 feet (12,496 meters)
P-8A T1 Poseidon arriving at Pax River 2010
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(AT-2 VP-40 1978-1981) from his personal collection, submitted content and from websites.
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