Lockheed S-3 Viking

Anti-Submarine Aircraft

Lockheed S-3B Viking United States Navy 159766NJ-741 394A-3095 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Lockheed S-3 Viking is a twin-engined four-seat carrier-based anti-submarine (ASW) aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Lockheed Corporation. The S-3 was developed together with Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) and Univac Federal Systems. The US Navy was the sole operator of the S-3.
Crew4
Propulsion2 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelGeneral Electric TF34-GE-400
Engine Power (each)41,1 kN9250 lbf
Speed833 km/h450 kts
  518 mph
Service Ceiling12.192 m40.000 ft
Range4.232 km2.285 NM
2.630 mi.
Empty Weight12.500 kg27.558 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight21.590 kg47.598 lbs
Wing Span20,93 m68 ft 8 in
Wing Area55,6 m598 ft
Length16,26 m53 ft 4 in
Height6,93 m22 ft 9 in
First Flight21.01.1972
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1974-1978
Total Production187
ICAO CodeS3
Data for (Version)Lockheed S-3 B
VariantsS-3A, S-3B, ES-3A Shadow, US-3A

[Photo-ID: 11393] Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Lockheed ES-3A Viking, United States Navy, 159404, c/n 3040, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
ES-3A Viking
United States Navy
Reg.: 159404
c/n: 3040
 
retired 1999, Celebrity Row
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11396] Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Lockheed S-3B Viking, United States Navy, 159732, c/n 394A-3061, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
S-3B Viking
United States Navy
Reg.: 159732
c/n: 394A-3061
 
retired 2008, Celebrity Row
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 6222] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Lockheed S-3B Viking, United States Navy, 159766, c/n 394A-3095, Karsten Palt, 2012Lockheed
S-3B Viking
United States Navy
Reg.: 159766
c/n: 394A-3095
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6223] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Lockheed S-3B Viking, United States Navy, 159766, c/n 394A-3095, Karsten Palt, 2012Lockheed
S-3B Viking
United States Navy
Reg.: 159766
c/n: 394A-3095
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13153] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Lockheed S-3B Viking, United States Navy, 160599, c/n 394A-3179, Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed
S-3B Viking
United States Navy
Reg.: 160599
c/n: 394A-3179
 
USS Hornet Museum [Alameda, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13154] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Lockheed S-3B Viking, United States Navy, 160599, c/n 394A-3179, Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed
S-3B Viking
United States Navy
Reg.: 160599
c/n: 394A-3179
 
USS Hornet Museum [Alameda, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11100] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Lockheed S-3B Viking, United States Navy, 160604, c/n 394A-3184, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
S-3B Viking
United States Navy
Reg.: 160604
c/n: 394A-3184
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11101] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Lockheed S-3B Viking, United States Navy, 160604, c/n 394A-3184, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
S-3B Viking
United States Navy
Reg.: 160604
c/n: 394A-3184
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]