Washington DC: United States Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, 1976. Presumed first printing thus. Three-hole punched binder. Post-Vietnam War era Navy Flight Manual. Sections are individually paginated. Approximately 1.75 inches thick, Illustrations (Tabular data, figures, photographs, drawings). and fold-outs (with some color). Cover has wear and soiling. Ink notation on spine. This manual is to be used in conjunction with NATOPS Flight Manual NAVAIR 01-75PAA-1, and Supplemental NATOPS Flight Manual NAVAIR 01-75PAA-1A The sections are: The Aircraft, General, Normal Procedures (In addition, see NAVAIR 01-75PAA-1A Supplement), Flight Characteristics, Emergency Procedures, All-Weather Operation, Communication Procedures, Mission Systems (In addition, see NAVAIR 01-75PAA-1A Supplement), Flight Crew Coordination, NATOPS Evaluation, Performance Data T56-A-10W Engine and Performance Data--T56-A-14 Engine, and Index. Interim Change Summary [blank] is at the front. This is followed by the Letter of Promulgation dated 1 September 1972 and signed by Vice Admiral W. D. Houser, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air Warfare). Table of Contents includes a note that the List of Illustrations--Titles Included in Alphabetical Index. The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft developed for the United States Navy and introduced in the 1960s. Lockheed based it on the L-188 Electra commercial airliner. The aircraft is easily distinguished from the Electra by its distinctive tail stinger or "MAD Boom", used for the magnetic detection of submarines. Over the years, the aircraft has seen numerous design developments, most notably in its electronics packages. Numerous navies and air forces around the world continue to use the P-3 Orion, primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare. A total of 757 P-3s have been built and, in 2012, it joined the handful of military aircraft including the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, Lockheed C-130 Hercules and the Lockheed U-2 that the United States military has been using for more than 50 years. In October 1962, P-3A aircraft flew several blockade patrols in the vicinity of Cuba. Having just recently joined the operational Fleet earlier that year, this was the first employment of the P-3 in a real world "near conflict" situation. The only confirmed combat loss of a P-3 also occurred during Operation Market Time. In April 1968, a U.S. Navy P-3B of VP-26 was downed by anti-aircraft fire in the Gulf of Thailand with the loss of the entire crew. Two months earlier, in February 1968, another one of VP-26's P-3B aircraft was operating in the same vicinity when it crashed with the loss of the entire crew. Originally attributed to an aircraft mishap at low altitude, later conjecture is that this aircraft may have also fallen victim to anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) fire from the same source as the April incident. Condition: Good.
Keywords: NAVAIR 01-75PAA-1.1, Flight Manual, NATOPS, P-3A, P-3B, T56-A-10W Engine, T56-A-14 Engine, Weapon System, Mission Systems, Performance Data, Emergency Procedures, All-Weather Operation, Crew Coordination, Communication Procedures