S-3B Viking

S-3B Viking (HMCKY)

Location: Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 47.395', W 79° 54.505'

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BuNo, 159731

The 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.

Manufacturer: Lockheed (later Lockheed Martin)
Type: carrier-based anti-submarine aircraft
Crew: pilot,co-pilot,two systems operators
Powerplant: two 9,275 lb (4,207 kg) static thrustGeneral Electric TF-34-GE turbofans
Wingspan: 68 ft 8 in (20.93 m)
Length: 53 ft 4 in (16.26 m )
Height: 22 ft 9 in (6.93 m)
Weight: 26,650 lbs (12,088 kg) empty; 52,430 lbs(23,832 kg) maximum
Armament: up to four MK-46 torpedoes, bombs, or mines in internal weapons bay; two underwing stations for Harpoon or Maverick(medium range) air-to-surface missles, orexternal fuel cells; or up to 4,000 lbs (1814 kg)total ordnance
Maximum Speed: 518 mph (833.5 km/h)
Combat radius: 600 miles (965.5 kilometers)
Service ceiling: 40,000 ft (12,192 m)

This aircraft is on loan from the National Museumof Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida
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Placed ByPatriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 2:39pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 602214 N 3628524
Decimal Degrees32.78991667, -79.90841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.395', W 79° 54.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 23.70" N, 79° 54' 30.30" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant SC 29464, US
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