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Lockheed S-3 Viking
Lockheed S-3 Viking


Role: Antisubmarine warfare and sea surveillance
DESIGN FEATURES: The S-3A Viking replaced the 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 zones. It carries automated weapon systems and is capable of extended missions with in-flight refueling.
General Characteristcs: Propulsion: Two General Electric TF-34-GE-400B turbofan engines (9,275 pounds thrust each)
Length: 53 feet 4 inches (16 meters)
Wingspan: 68 feet 8 inches (20.6 meters)
Height: 22 feet 9 inches (6.9 meters)
Weight: Max design gross take-off: 52,539 pounds (23,643 kg)
Speed: 450 knots (518 mph, 828.8 kph)
Ceiling: 40,000 feet
Range: 2,300+ nautical miles (2,645 statute miles, 4232 km)
Armament: Up to 3,958 pounds (1,781 kg) of AGM-84 Harpoon missiles, rockets, torpedoes, mines, depth charges
Crew: Four

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