p 3c orion

SIGONELLA, Sicily (June 20, 2011) Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class Omar Viraclass, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 45, installs a propeller on the number two engine of a P-3C Orion aircraft. VP-45 is deployed to Sigonella, Sicily supporting Operation Unified Protector. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michelle Lucht/Released)

P-3C Orion with Harpoons and Sidewinders

The P-3 can carry many armament on its wing pylons including the AGM-84 Harpoon, AGM-84E SLAM, AGM-84H/K SLAM-ER, the AGM-65 Maverick, 127 millimetres (5.0 in) Zuni rockets, and various other sea mines, missiles, and gravity bombs.

Sunrise from the cockpit of a P-3 Orion is kinda hard to beat!

Sailors belonging to the “Golden Eagles” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 watch the sunrise on aircraft 916, a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, during its last flight before getting dropped off at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. 309 AMARG is responsible for the storage and maintenance of aircraft for future redeployment, parts, or proper disposal following retirement by the military. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Porter/released)

Sailors assigned to the Golden Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 watch the sunrise on Aircraft 916, a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, during its last flight before retiring to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. 309 AMARG is responsible for the storage and maintenance of aircraft for future redeployment, parts, or proper disposal following retirement by the military.