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Lockheed S-3 Viking ASW plane

 

S-3A Viking

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
S-3AViking ASW plane 2/1974 - 9/1977 187 --- 4 seats, 2 General Electric TF34-GE-2 engines (2 x 4207 kgf), 2270 kg of combat load (hull compartment with 1 Mk57 nuclear depth charge or 4 454-kg bombs or 4 mines or 4 depth charges or 4 Mk46 torpedoes, 60 acoustic buoys; 2 wing points with 4 227-kg bombs or 2 depth charges or 2 mines or 2 Rockeye bomb cassettes), APS-116 radar
S-3B 12/1987 - All S-3A will be modified --- 2 TF34-GE-400A or B engines (2 x 4207 kgf), 2270 kg of combat load (hull compartment with 1 Mk57 nuclear depth charge or 4 454-kg bombs or 4 mines or 4 depth charges or 4 Mk46 torpedoes, 60 acoustic buoys; 2 wing points with 4 227-kg bombs or 2 depth charges or 2 mines or 2 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 2 Harpoon ASM), APS-137(V) radar
ES-3A Shadow ECM plane 5/1992 - 1993 16 --- unarmed, ECM and recon equipment

 

Modification S-3A

Wing span, m

20.93

Length, m

16.26

Height, m

6.93

Wings area, m2

55.56

Empty mass, kg

12088

Full flying-off mass, kg

23798
Engine

2 General Electric TF34-GE-2

Force, kgf

2 x 4207
Maximal speed, km/h 834
Cruise speed, km/h 649
Flying range, km 5558
Vertical speed, m/s  
Maximal altitude, m 10670
Complement 4
Armament 2270 kg of combat load (hull compartment with 1 Mk57 nuclear depth charge or 4 454-kg bombs or 4 mines or 4 depth charges or 4 Mk46 torpedoes, 60 acoustic buoys; 2 wing points with 4 227-kg bombs or 2 depth charges or 2 mines or 2 Rockeye bomb cassettes)

S-3A Viking

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008