| 2435 LEGO® pieces
Model Size: 1/40th Scale
Length: 35 inches (89cm), Wingspan: 30 inches (76cm)
Exterior details include:
Four turboprop engines with spinning propellers, sonar buoy launch tubes, sensor boom, reinforced wing walkways, wing pylons, landing gear and main entry door. Fuselage includes rescue hatches, observation windows and removable cockpit/fuselage roof sections for access to the interior of the model.
Interior details include:
Cockpit flight controls and seating for the pilot, co-pilot and flight engineer. The aft portion of the aircraft feature the Tactical Coordinator, Navigator/Communicator, two Acoustic Sensor Operators (SS1/SS2), Electronic Warfare Operator, IFT (In Flight Technician) and ORD (Ordnanceman) stations, as well as, the interior sonar buoy launch tubes, buoy storage rack, kitchen/galley area, and left & right rear observation window seating.
Printed step by step building instructions with U.S. insignia decals and squadron markings of Navy Patrol Squadron Forty "Fighting Marlins."
Includes pilot, co-pilot, and flight engineer minifigures.
||About the kit:
I was asked by the wife of a P-3 Orion Pilot to create a custom LEGO kit of the plane her husband, Andy, flies for the U.S. Navy. The kit would be a surprise gift for Andy and their son, who are both big LEGO fans.
During the creation of the kit, Andrea notified me that Andy had received a new assignment and would soon be leaving for Afghanistan. I worked quickly to complete the kit, and was able to deliver the model in time for Andy and his son to build together.
Below are a couple of pictures, Andrea took, during the build:
They finished building the model the night before Andy had to leave. He will be serving in Afghanistan for the next 14 months, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. We wish them all the best!
"The resemblance to the real P-3 is amazing! My son and I enjoyed building it. Thanks for designing this kit."
U.S. Navy P-3 Pilot