U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon

U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon

The Boeing P-8 Poseidon will make its first appearance at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. The P- 8 is the Navy’s new long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. The aircraft will be on display both show days and will be available for spectators to board and tour. It will travel to Dayton from Patrol Squadron Thirty (VP-30) Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The P-8A Poseidon is set to replace the P-3C Orion!
  • The Poseidon spy plane has recently patrolled the South China Sea as tensions are growing with many Asian countries over sea disputes!
  • The P-8 has the ability to control unmanned air vehicles to extend sensor reach!
  • The Poseidon is similar to a Boeing 737 commercial airplane with the same fuselage and wings!
  • Australia, India, and the United States are P-8 Poseidon customers!

P-8A Poseidon FAST FACTS:

Manufacturer: Boeing

Engines: Two CFM 56-7B engines with 27,300 pounds of thrust each

Length: 129 feet, 5 inches

Height: 42 feet, 1 inch

Wingspan: 123 feet, 6 inches

Maximum Speed: 564 miles per hour

Ceiling: 41,000 feet

Range: 1,200 Nautical Miles

Maximum Takeoff Weight: 189,200 pounds

Crew: Nine

Unit Cost: $171 million

Inventory: 31

Armament: Torpedoes, cruise missiles, bombs, mines