AVIATION - LOCKHEED P-3 ORIONID92900054
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On the obverse the image of three Lockheed P-3s is reproduced in color. At the top, the legend LOCKHEED P-3. At the bottom, the legend ESPAÑA and the year of minting 2020 appear. The motifs and legends are surrounded by geometric figures symbolizing the shapes of the clouds.
On the reverse (common to all the pieces), the image of a two-bladed propeller is reproduced; above, the legend HISTORY OF AVIATION; below the central image, the value of the 1.5 EURO coin and the mint mark. Outside the central circle, the images of two turbines are reproduced, separated from each other by lines.
|Series||History of Aviation|
|Face Value (Euro)||1.5|
LOCKHEED P-3A & B “ORION”
The P-3 Orion is a maritime surveillance and anti-submarine aircraft. It is also intended for anti-surface warfare and has been used, or continues to be used, by military institutions on the five continents.
Since 1973, when the first unit was accepted, the Air Force has acquired twelve units: seven in the P-3A version (the first three purchased and the rest received on loan from the United States Navy and later returned to it) and five in the P-3B version, purchased from the Norwegian Air Force in 1988 and received in that year and in 1989.
They have always been stationed in a maritime surveillance unit: first in Wing 22 based in Jerez de la Frontera and later in Group 22 of Wing 11, deployed in Morón airbase.
Our P-3 (the name they have been given by the Air Force) have been a key part of nu- merous anti-piracy missions in which Spain has participated in recent years as well as of the active pinpointing of migrant boats. Their work has prevented many tragic drownings at sea.
Length: 35.61 m
Wingspan: 30.38 m
Height: 10.29 m
Maximum take-off weight: 64,399 kg
Maximum speed: 764 km/h Cruise speed: 612 km/h Maximum range: 7,625 km
Four Allison T56-A-14 turboprop engines with 4,910 hp maximum thrust