Model Planes – This P-3C Orion Model Airplane is a scale model of the Lockheed P-3C Orion Low Visibility aircraft. The P-3C Orion is crafted from molded resin and is an impressive aviation gift. The P-3C Orion model aircraft arrives fully assembled and includes a display stand. Model scale is 1/85, with about a 14" wingspan and 16 ¼" length.
The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a maritime patrol aircraft used by numerous navies and air forces around the world. It is used primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare. The first flight of the P-3 Orion was on November 25, 1962 and the aircraft began service in 1962 and remains active today. Lockheed built 650 P-3s and had various paint schemes. In the early 1960s a blue and white scheme was used, and then a white and gray scheme was used in the mid-1960s and finally in the mid-1990s low visibility gray was the color of choice.
This authentic, extraordinary replica of the original aircraft has been faithfully reproduced using exact blueprint specifications. Each model is meticulously hand painted giving the aircraft a deep, rich finish. The result is a handsome sculpture to be admired and enjoyed.