it a combat maneuverability that could not have been
achieved with a "standard" fixed platform wing. The
aircraft is powered by two Pratt and Whitney
TF30-P-412 engines with afterburners.
GRUMMAN PROWLER, EA-6
The EA-6 Prowler was designed to compliment the
environment for carrier and advanced base operations.
With a crew of four, a pilot and three electronic
countermeasures officers (ECMOs), this long-range,
all-weather-capable aircraft has the ability to intercept,
analyze, and effectively jam and neutralize hostile
The EA-6 is powered by two Pratt and Whitney
J52-P-408 turbojet engines, and it has a combat range
of 2,083 nautical miles and a maximum speed at sea
countermeasure (ECM) pods, external fuel cells, and
stores to support strike aircraft, ships, and ground
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS HARRIER II, AV-8
The Harrier is one of today's truly unique and most
widely known military aircraft. The only fixed-wing,
vertical short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) aircraft in
the free world. The original design was based on a
French engine concept, adopted and improved upon by
the British. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps showed a
major interest in the Harrier for day or night attack and
close troop ground support missions.
With a crew of one pilot, it is powered by one
Rolls-Royce Pegasus F-402-RR-404 vectored thrust
turbofan engine. Its movable engine exhaust nozzles
gives it the capability of vertical flight. Ordnance wing
mounts carry 500 or 1,000 pound bombs, and under
belly pod-mounted, high-speed machine guns. Forward
Looking Infrared Radar (FLIR) and Night Vision
Goggles (NVGs) are some of the Harrier's war-fighting
LOCKHEED ORION, P-3
The P-3 Orion is a land-based ASW aircraft. It
represents advancements stemming from the Navy's
antisubmarine research and development program over
the last several years.
antisubmarine detection system. The C model has a
new data processing system. It uses a high-speed digital
computer for obtaining information from both the
aircraft's submarine detection sensors and a memory
bank. The system display provides a readout of tactical
ASW detection information to the operator.
It is powered by four Allison turboprop engines.
The cabin is air-conditioned, pressurized, and equipped
with bunks and a galley. Normally, a crew of 10 is
needed for ASW operations. Included in its armament
are depth charges, torpedoes, and rockets.
LOCKHEED VIKING, S-3
The S-3 is the newest ASW aircraft in the Navy. It
is equipped with infrared sensors for night operation.
Its digitally computerized sensors include a high
resolution radar. It also has a magnetic anomaly
detection (MAD) gear in its tail section. MAD
disturbances of the earth's magnetic field.
The pressurized S-3 can search for subs from
35,000 feet at speeds over 300 knots. Its two turbofan
engines are also efficient at low altitudes and low
GRUMMAN HAWKEYE, E-2
The Hawkeye was designed with one primary
mission in mind: patrolling the skies to detect
impending attack by hostile aircraft, missiles or sea
forces. Capable of all-weather carrier operations, the
provides strike and traffic control, area
surveillance, search and rescue guidance, navigational
assistance and communications relay. With its 24-foot
revolving radar dish and sophisticated electronic
equipment it can track, detect or direct targets within a
The Hawkeye has a five-man crew, two pilots and
three equipment operators. It is powered by two Allison
T56-A-422 turboprop engines and has a speed of 630
SIKORSKY SEA KING, SH-3
The SH-3 is a twin-engine helicopter. It's used
primarily for antisubmarine warfare, but it is used also
for sea/air rescue and transportation.
The crew consists of a pilot, copilot, sonar operator,
and a relief sonar operator. Designed for land and
carrier ASW operations, the A-model incorporates an
automatic folding pylon. In addition to the sonar
detection equipment, it is equipped with an automatic