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New member here Kursad. I see your website shows a decal sheet coming soon for 1/72 scale P-3. Can I put in a request for a rendering of Patron 48? The VP-48 Boomerangers was the squadron I was in back in the early 1980s and I’d like to build a replica of an Orion in their colors. 
 

 

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Welcome, and thanks for the suggestion. This looks like a great scheme and I will make an effort to include it on the upcoming sheets (spring 2020) if I can find enough details to draw the artwork.

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@Skyraider0609, P-3C 158223 was delivered new from the factory on 17 Dec 1971 to VP-48 as SF-3 and remained with the unit until transfer to VP-40 on 08 May 1984.  I assume that these were the bicentennial markings circa 1976-77.

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I joined VP-48 in early 1980 and was discharged from active duty in late 1982. The Orion markings looked like that when I was with the squadron and were essentially unchanged from the time when they flew the P5M, so I’m thinking not related to the bicentennial. 
 

Thanks Dutch for the info about SF3 btw. I spent many hours at the radar station on that airplane. 

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Thanks for posting that image Dutch.

 

I can date that pic to the 1980-82 timeframe or before, because the airplane still has the nose camera installed underneath the radome. During my time with VP-48 that camera was removed and replaced with an infrared detection system in it’s place. 
Instead of the remote camera taking pictures of surface ships, the crew ordnanceman used a hand held camera through an optically flat porthole in the center of the emergency hatch behind the left cockpit side window. 

 

The infrared system was a neat gadget to use both day and night. 

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How about an option for a US Navy all gray (subdue camouflage )  scheme?  I think the high vis schemes are ok but I would like 

one in the later low vis schemes.

 

My suggestion,

Steve Sliger 

Greenwell Springs, LA 

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