BuNo, 159731The S-3 Viking replaced the S-2 Tracker in carrier-based ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) operations by the mid 1970s. In the 1990s, the Viking's focus shifted to surface warfare and aerial refueling. The versatile Viking (often called "The Swiss Army Knife of Naval aviation"), is being replaced by the F/A-18 Super Hornet. The S-3B Viking on display participated in Operation Desert Shield/Storm in Iraq 1990-1991, Operation Restore Hope in Somalia 1992, Enforce No-Fly Zone in Iraq 1993, 1996-1998, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan 2001, and Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2004.
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|Placed By||Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 2:39pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 602214 N 3628524|
|Decimal Degrees||32.78991667, -79.90841667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 47.395', W 79° 54.505'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 47' 23.70" N, 79° 54' 30.30" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant SC 29464, US|
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