Military Wednesday - Lockheed S-3 Viking

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Wednesday, Jun 13 2012 by

The Lockheed S-3 Viking is a four-seat twin-engine jet aircraft that was used by the U.S. Navy to identify and track enemy submarines. In the late 1990s, the S-3B’s mission focus shifted to surface warfare and aerial refueling. The Viking also provided electronic warfare and surface surveillance capabilities to the carrier battle group. A carrier-based, subsonic, all-weather, multi-mission aircraft with long range, it carried automated weapon systems, and was capable of extended missions with in-flight refueling. Because of the engines’ low-pitched sound, it was nicknamed the “Hoover” after the vacuum cleaner brand.

Lockheed S-3 Viking (Birds Eye)
Lockheed S-3 Viking

Lockheed S-3B Viking (Google Maps)
Lockheed S-3B Viking
Black SA-3 Viking (Birds Eye)
Black SA-3 Viking

Lockheed S-3A "Viking" at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International (Birds Eye)
Lockheed S-3A "Viking" at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International
Lockheed S-3 Viking (Google Maps)
Lockheed S-3 Viking