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Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune * Retired *
15 aircraft P2V-7B (P-2H) and P2V-7S (SP-2H) from Lockheed. Delivered 8 September 1961 to 2 March 1962, used by 321 sqn, 5 sqn and 320 sqn. Serials 200 to 214.
4 aircraft P2V-7 from French Navy received 25 October 1965. Serials 215 to 218, used by 320 sqn.
All but one converted to SP-2H standard with glazed nose 1963-1966. Used for maritime patrol/ASW duties. Last withdrawn 22 July 1982

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
200 726-7238   17 Oct 1961 accident Boroekoe, w/o 11 May 1962
201 726-7241   8 Sept 1961 MLM Soesterberg 13 Nov 1981, Preserved Camp Zeist Apr 2006
202 726-7245   27 Sept 1961 Scapped Valkenburg 21 Sept 1980
203 726-7248   24 Oct 1961 Monument Dutch Antilles 20 Mar 1982, Dump Hato May 2000
204 726-7251   15 Nov 1961 to Cosford Museum 22 July 1982, noted Feb 2007
205 726-7252   15 Nov 1961 Scapped Valkenburg 25 Jan 1982
206 726-7254   21 Nov 1961 Scapped Valkenburg 21 Feb 1974
207 726-7257   4 Dec 1961 Scapped Valkenburg 3 Sept 1981, Nose De Kooy Sept 2005
208 726-7259   14 Dec 1961 Scapped Valkenburg 21 Feb 1974
209 726-7261   2 Jan 1962 Scapped Valkenburg 9 Apr 1980
210 726-7263   16 Jan 1962 to KLM Schiphol 15 June 1982, Stored Schiphol May 2001, stored Lelystad Sept 2006
211 726-7265   30 Jan 1962 Scapped Valkenburg 23 Jan 1979
212 726-7267   8 Feb 1962 in the sea Katwijk w/o 23 Jan 1965
213 726-7268   27 Feb 1962 Scapped Valkenburg 18 Dec 1979
214 726-7269   2 Mar 1962 Scapped Valkenburg 21 May 1981
215 726-7142 144691 25 Oct 1965 Scrapped Valkenburg 13 May 1976
216 726-7143 144692 25 Oct 1965 to Gate Guard Valkenburg 11 July 1980, to de Kooy May 2006
217 726-7153 146434 25 Oct 1965 Scapped Valkenburg 12 Feb 1980
218 726-7157 146438 25 Oct 1965 to MLM & TH Delft 28 Aug 1981, Nose Kamp Zeist 2002, Nose Soesterburg Apr 2007, Tail Maastricht Sept 2004

References:

  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/08 (Mach III Plus)
  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 by Paul A Jackson (1978)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)
  • Air International Feb 1995
  • Aviation News Vol 2 No 12


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