Air International 2017-01
N.Pittaway - Twilight of the Great Hunter /Military/
An AP-3C Orion jettisons flares during a self-protection systems trial conducted by the Aircraft Research and Development Unit based at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia.
This shot shows the FLIR Systems nose-mounted Star Safire III electro-optical and infrared imaging systems.
Lockheed Neptune SP-2H A89-273 (VH-IOY) is operated by the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society based at Illawarra Regional Airport, New South Wales. The aircraft is shown in formation with an AP-3C Orion during the Townsville Defence Force Air Show.
AP-3C Orion A9-653 lands at RAAF Base Curtin, Western Australia, during Exercise Northern Shield 2016.
The shot shows the arrangement of sonobouy launch tubes in the aft fuselage underside.
An AP-3C releases an Air Sea Rescue Kit during a training mission off the South Australian coast. The kits provide survivors with two life rafts and several days worth of supplies.
Avionics technicians load a CATM-84J captive carriage training missile onto an AP-3C Orion aircraft.
Air Combat Officers and Airborne Electronics Analysts at their sensor stations during anti-submarine warfare training.
The flight deck of Update II standard AP-3C A9-752 shows how much of the cockpit functions with analogue displays.
Lockheed Neptune SP-2H A89-273 (VH-IOY) is operated by the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society based at Illawarra Regional Airport, New South Wales. The aircraft is shown in formation with an AP-3C Orion during the Townsville Defence Force Air Show.