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Ray Seppala
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Lockheed AP-3C(EW) Orion, 10SQN RAAF 2023

April 20, 2024 · in Aviation · · 7 · 177
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I completed this one some months ago, it is the P-3C kit converted to an / aircraft.

The base kit was updated with a Hamilton Hobbies EW set as well as additional scratch building of fittings and antennas not supplied in that kit. I also added Eduard Quickboost replacement propellors. The decals were form a combination of an old OOP Aussie Decals sheet and a DekLs sheet.

The last remaining RAAF AP-3C aircraft (two EW variants) were retired in 2023 and will be replaced in the near future with the Gulfstream MC-55A Peregrine.

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7 responses

  1. Very nice! I like the paintjob a lot.

  2. Fantastic result, Ray!

  3. Very nice work on the conversion and scratch building, Ray @rays

  4. Nice group of sub hunters!

  5. Yet another great build (of a very large aircraft!). Love the scheme on this, and well-executed.

  6. Thanks for the kinds words gents ( @fiveten , @tcinla , @chasbunch, @johnb & @gkittinger)

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