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Old 01-10-2019, 04:56 PM
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Just got this.


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Old 01-18-2019, 06:31 AM
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Unless I'm mistaken here; Navy P-3 ???

Saw him while doing range time Wednesday. Long aperture / probe extending from rear of fuselage. Sounded like turboprops (x 4), either 6- or 8-bladed, solid light Grey color. Pretty sure he was going into Seymor Johnson AFB. (ed.; google images for Orion shows none equipped with 6- or 8 blade props. Anyone know of similar craft???)

Had to count on another to snap pic:




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Did any Americans STOP waving their US Flags on 09/11/01, because their arms were tired from waving it on 09/10/01?

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Old 01-18-2019, 12:27 PM
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Unless I'm mistaken here; Navy P-3 ???

Saw him while doing range time Wednesday. Long aperture / probe extending from rear of fuselage. Sounded like turboprops (x 4), either 6- or 8-bladed, solid light Grey color. Pretty sure he was going into Seymor Johnson AFB. (ed.; google images for Orion shows none equipped with 6- or 8 blade props. Anyone know of similar craft???)

Had to count on another to snap pic:




Might be a HC-27J Spartan. Did you see 2 or 4 engines? They look like a mini C-130 but only have 2 engines.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:27 PM
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Could be. That camouflage isn't helping with the ID though.
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:03 PM
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4 engines. Had a great shot right before that, but had a buddy shoot. Definitely wasn't a Spartan; don't know that one, but didn't resemble C-123.


Another friend saw same plane northern NC on maneuvers Thursday afternoon, but doesn't know planes.......
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:28 PM
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I believe the key here is the elongated tail as described by the OP. While I can't see it, it would be the P-3 Orion with Magnetic Anomaly Detector, or MAD. Occasionally under the right conditions a 4 bladed prop can appear to have more blades. To the best of my limited knowledge P-3 aircraft have always had 4 bladed props.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:14 PM
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I believe the key here is the elongated tail as described by the OP. While I can't see it, it would be the P-3 Orion with Magnetic Anomaly Detector, or MAD. Occasionally under the right conditions a 4 bladed prop can appear to have more blades. To the best of my limited knowledge P-3 aircraft have always had 4 bladed props.
In the 2nd picture, it almost looks like a refueling boom.
I've never seen one on a prop, but the winglets wouldn't be on a MAD.
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Old 01-19-2019, 05:58 AM
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How many remember Arthur Godfrey? I never knew he was into planes. 48 minutes long but worth the time. 1953 promo film for the Super Connie.



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Old 01-19-2019, 12:10 PM
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Flew coast to coast on a Connie in the mid 50’s..can still see the red hot exhausts at night.
One of my favorite aircraft.

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Old 01-19-2019, 04:21 PM
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Back in the 50's my dad worked with the VA in Washington DC helping Vets find work. In the summer he would pick me up to spend the summer with him. On the warm summer nights we would go to the air port, on the observation deck behind the Connie's, and watch them start the engines. I can still smell that sweet exhaust smoke as each of the engines started. Will never forget those nights.
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