RAAF Centenary of Military Aviation 2014 Airshow

Started Mar 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Take A Close Look At The P3C
In reply to Lucky Sky, Mar 9, 2014

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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