RAAF Centenary of Military Aviation 2014 Airshow

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Jabs767
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Re: Take A Close Look At The P3C
In reply to Lucky Sky, 9 months ago

Lucky,

It's all part of the standard P3 display in Australia. 

To show how flexible the aircraft is they shutdown number 4 engine in a turn towards the crowd line and fly around for a while on 3 before relighting it.  They also do flypast with the weapons bay door open on 3 engines.

By flying on three (it could also do it on 2 if necessary!) they are able to conserve fuel when on long loiter patrols. The P3 is so powerful, it can even exceed its Vne at Sea Level on two engines!!!

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