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Lockheed CP-140 Aurora

Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Maritime Patrol Aircraft

The Lockheed CP-140 Aurora is based on the P-3 Orion with the equipment of the S-3 Viking and remains in service solely with Canada.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 10/15/2019
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Year: 1980
Status: Active, In-Service
Manufacturer(s): Lockheed Martin - USA
Production: 21
Crew: 12
Length: 116.83 ft (35.61 m)
Width: 99.74 ft (30.4 m)
Height: 34.45 ft (10.5 m)
Weight (Empty): 18,739 lb (8,500 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 66,139 lb (30,000 kg)
Power: 4 x Allison T-56-A-14-LFE turboprop engines developing 4,600 horsepower each driving four-bladed propeller units.
Speed: 466 mph (750 kph; 405 kts)
Ceiling: 35,105 feet (10,700 m; 6.65 miles)
Range: 5,779 miles (9,300 km; 5,022 nm)
Operators: Canada


External and internal ordnance loads carried and includes support for Mk 46 Mov V torpedoes, naval mines, depth charges, air-to-surface rockets and missiles and conventional drop bombs.

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Variants / Models

• CP-140 "Aurora" - Base Series Designation; initial production form; AN/APS-506 surface search radar fit; 18 examples completed.
• CP-140A "Arcturus" - General maritime reconnaissance and crew trainer platform lacking ASW suite; improved fuel efficiency; AN/APS-507 surface search radar fit; sans mission systems of CP-140 model; three examples completed.
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