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Lockheed P-3C Orion * Retired *
13 aircraft P-3C Update II, delivered to Netherlands 21 July 1982 to 12 October 1984. Order December 1978. Training in USA from 5 November 1981 to July 1982. Used for maritime patrol duties replacing SP-2H. Serials 300 to 312. Used by 320/321 sqns and 2 MOTU. Withdrawn from service 14 Jan 2005, with five sold to Portugal 21 Feb 2005 and eight to the German Marineflieger 15 Nov 2004.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
300 285E-5733 161368 5 Nov 1981 wfu, to Portuguese AF Mar 2006 as '14807'
301 285E-5737 161369 1 Feb 1982 wfu, to German Navy 60+01 Feb 2006
302 285E-5741 161370 26 Apr 1982 wfu, to German Navy 60+02 June 2006
303 285E-5745 161371 16 July 1982 wfu, to German Navy 98+01 June 2006, soon to 60+03
304 285E-5750 161372 5 Oct 1982 wfu, to Portuguese AF 2006 as '14808'
305 285E-5754 161373 10 Jan 1983 wfu, to German Navy 60+04 June 2006
306 285E-5758 161374 6 May 1983 to store Alverca Feb 2003, to Portuguese AF May 2006 as '14809'
307 285E-5762 161375 15 Aug 1983 wfu, to Portuguese AF Feb 2006 as '14810'
308 285E-5765 161376 17 Oct 1983 wfu, to German Navy 60+05 May 2006
309 285E-5769 161377 6 Feb 1984 wfu, to German Navy 60+06 June 2006
310 285E-5773 161378 10 Apr 1984 to store Alverca Jan 2003, to Portuguese AF June 2006 as '14811'
311 285E-5774 161379 12 June 1984 to store Alverca Dec 2002, to German Navy 60+07 June 2006
312 285E-5776 161380 12 Oct 1984 wfu , to German Navy 60+08 June 2006

References:

  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/08 (Mach III Plus)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)
  • Aviation News Vol 14 No 3 12-25 July 1985


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