This Model Airplane is Custom-made and will take 3-4 weeks to make from scratch. Please BID/BUY only If you can wait 3-4 weeks. However, If we have an EXTRA stock available in our warehouse, then we will ship immediately. These awesome S-3 Viking Lockheed Wood Model Airplane is finely hand-carved from kiln-dried Philippine Mahogany and skillfully hand-painted by gifted artisans. It is 15 inches (38 cm) in Length with a Wingspan of 19 inches (48.3 cm), weighing 1.5 lbs (0.70 kg), and a package weight of about 3.5 pounds (1.6 kgs). Fresh from the factory, NOT Mass-Produced, Individually Handcrafted & Hand-painted. No Decals and No Reserve! Store Retail Price: $275.00 Visit our Ebay Store for more choices of Model Planes!
The Lockheed S-3 Viking is a United States Navy jet aircraft used to hunt and destroy enemy submarines and provide surveillance of surface shipping. The ES-3 version is fitted for electronic warfare and reconnaissance.
The S-3A Viking replaced the piston-engined Grumman S-2 Tracker and entered fleet service in 1974 . The S-3 is a carrier-based, subsonic, all-weather, long-range, multi-mission aircraft. It operates primarily with carrier battle groups in anti-submarine warfare roles. It carries automated weapon systems and is capable of extended missions with in-flight refueling .
The last production S-3A was delivered in August 1978 . The inventory includes S-3As and S-3Bs. Sixteen S-3As were converted to ES-3 Shadows for carrier-based electronic reconnaissance duties.
On May 1 , 2003 , US President George W. Bush rode in a Viking that landed on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln , w he then delivered his "Mission Accomplished" speech announcing the end of major combat in the 2003 invasion of Iraq .
General characteristics Primary function: Anti-submarine warfare and sea surveillance Contractor: Lockheed-California Company Unit cost: US$27 million Propulsion: Two General Electric TF-34-GE-400B turbofan engines (9,275 pounds (41 kN) thrust each) Length: 53 ft 4 in (16 m) Wingspan: 68 ft 8 in (20.6 m) Height: 22 ft 9 in (6.9 m) Weight: Max design gross take-off: 52,539 lb (23,643 kg) Speed: 450 knots (518 mi/h, 828.8 km/h) Ceiling: 40,000 ft (12,200 m) Range: 2,300+ nautical miles (2,645 statute miles, 4232 km) Armament: Up to 3,958 lb (1,781 kg) of AGM-84 Harpoon missiles, rockets, torpedoes, mines, depth charges Crew: Four Date Deployed: First flight: January 21 , 1972 Operational from: February 1974
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