Lockheed P2V/P-2 Neptune

Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Lockheed SP-2H Neptune Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine (MLD) 204 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Lockheed P2V/P-2 Neptune is a twin-engined long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Lockheed Corporation. The P2V was redesignated P-2 in 1962.
The last Lockheed built version of the P2V, the P2V-7/-7S (P-2H / SP-2H) is equipped with two additional turbojet engines. The turboprop-powered variant P-2J (P2V-Kai) was produced by Kawasaki in Japan. After their military service some Neptune were converted to civil firefighting aircraft.
Crew9-11
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelWright R-3350-32WA Turbo Compound
Engine Power (each)2610 kW3500 hp
additonal engines2 Turbojet Westinghouse J34-WE-36 (15,1 kN / 3395 lbf)
Speed648 km/h350 kts
  403 mph
Service Ceiling6.706 m22.000 ft
Range5.930 km3.202 NM
3.685 mi.
Empty Weight22.680 kg50.000 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight36.287 kg80.000 lbs
Wing Span31,65 m103 ft 10 in
Wing Area92,9 m1000 ft
Length27,94 m91 ft 8 in
Height8,94 m29 ft 4 in
First Flight17.05.1945
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1181
ICAO CodeP2
Data for (Version)Lockheed P2V-7
VariantsP2V-1, P2V-2, P2V-3, P2V-3C, P2V-3B, P2V-3W, P2V-4 (P-2D), P2V-5, P2V-5FD (DP-2E), P2V-5FE (EP-2E), P2V-5FS (SP-2E), P2V-6 (P-2F), P2V-6B, P2V-6M (MP-2F), P2V-6F (P-2G), P2V-6T (TP

[Photo-ID: 11078] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Lockheed AP-2H Neptune, United States Navy, 135620, c/n 726-7052, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
AP-2H Neptune
United States Navy
Reg.: 135620
c/n: 726-7052
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11079] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Lockheed AP-2H Neptune, United States Navy, 135620, c/n 726-7052, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
AP-2H Neptune
United States Navy
Reg.: 135620
c/n: 726-7052
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11096] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Lockheed P-2H Neptune, , N14448, c/n 726-7207, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
P-2H Neptune
Reg.: N14448
c/n: 726-7207
 
Water Bomber, ex USN 147957
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11097] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Lockheed P-2H Neptune, , N14448, c/n 726-7207, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
P-2H Neptune
Reg.: N14448
c/n: 726-7207
 
Water Bomber, ex USN 147957
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 3043] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-11
Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), A89-281, c/n 7281, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Lockheed
P2V-7 Neptune
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Reg.: A89-281
c/n: 7281
 
At Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc. (HARS) for restoration
[Wollongong/Illawarra Regional Airport (YWOL / WOL)]
[Photo-ID: 2458] Karsten Palt 2009-06-25
Lockheed SP-2H Neptune, Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine (MLD), 201, c/n 726-7241, Karsten Palt, 2009Lockheed
SP-2H Neptune
Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine (MLD)
Reg.: 201
c/n: 726-7241
 
Militaire Luchtvaart Museum [Soesterberg]
[Photo-ID: 6749] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Lockheed SP-2H Neptune, Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine (MLD), 204, c/n 726-7251, Karsten Palt, 2013Lockheed
SP-2H Neptune
Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine (MLD)
Reg.: 204
c/n: 726-7251
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 6750] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Lockheed SP-2H Neptune, Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine (MLD), 204, c/n 726-7251, Karsten Palt, 2013Lockheed
SP-2H Neptune
Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine (MLD)
Reg.: 204
c/n: 726-7251
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 953] Karsten Palt 2008-06-21
Lockheed SP-2H Neptune, Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine (MLD), 210, c/n 726-7263, Karsten Palt, 2008Lockheed
SP-2H Neptune
Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine (MLD)
Reg.: 210
c/n: 726-7263
 
Nationaal Luchtvaart-Themapark Aviodrome [Lelystad (EHLE / LEY)]
[Photo-ID: 11397] Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Lockheed SP-2H Neptune, United States Navy, 147963, c/n 726-7213, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
SP-2H Neptune
United States Navy
Reg.: 147963
c/n: 726-7213
 
retired 1980, Celebrity Row
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]