The JMSDF's preferred patrol plane
The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has used the P-3 Orion for Pacific patrols since the 1980s. The JMSDF currently has over 100 P-3Cs at its disposal, so it's obvious their pilots approve of this maritime marvel. Fleet Air Wing Five, which consists of two separate squadrons, flies P-3C Orions from its headquarters at Naha Air Base.
- JMSDF Fleet Air Wing 5 VP-9 Code: 5044 Naha A.B.
- JMSDF Fleet Air Wing 5 VP-5 Code: 5051 Naha A.B.
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Stock Number: HSGS0209
Mfg. Number: 02109
Skill Level 3
Length: 19.49 in (495 mm)
Width: 16.61 in (422 mm)