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Lockheed P2V-2 and P2V-5 Neptune


  

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  1. 1. You want these plane in the game?

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Hi Members!
 
I played many time with the US palnes and I saw the US tech tree and I have a remark. I think missing some plane from the US Navy/Marine brach yet. The Lockheed P-2 Neptune is one like a bigger land-based aircraft from the post war era. This would be in a higher BR level.
 
 
I can imagine two version from this type.
P2V-2
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766px-P2V-2_NAS_Jacksonville_1952.jpg
 
755px-P2V-2_nose_guns_VP-5_1951.jpg
 
P2V-2
 
General characteristics
Crew: 9-11
Length: 77 ft 10 in (23.72 m)
Wingspan: 100 ft 0 in (30.48 m)
Height: 28 ft 1 in (8.50 m)
Wing area: 1,000 ft² (92.9 m²)
Empty weight: 33,962 lb (15,402 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 63,078 lb (28,606 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Wright R-3350-24W Cyclone-18 radial engine, 2,800 hp (2,100 kW) wet each
Propellers: 3 bladed propeller, 1 per engine
 
Performance
Maximum speed: 278 kn (320 mph) (515 km/h)
Cruise speed: 154 kn (178 mph) (286 km/h) (max)
Range: 3,458 nmi (3,903 mi) (6,406 km)
 
Armament
Six fixed forward-firing 20 mm cannon
twin 20 mm cannon in Emerson tail turret
twin 0.50 cal. guns in Martin 250CE deck turret
removable wing-mounted Aero 14a racks - 16x FFAR or HVAR rockets
four Tiny Tim rocket
bombs: 12,000 lb (5,443 kg) including free-fall bombs, depth charges, and torpedoes
 
P2V-5
979px-P2V-5_NAS_Jacksonville_1952.jpg
 
VP-9_Formation_1000.jpg
 
P2V-5
 
General characteristics
Crew: 9-11
Length: 78 ft 3 in (23.8 m)
Wingspan: 104 ft (31.7 m)
Height: 28 ft 11 in (8.8 m)
Wing area: 1,000 ft² (92.8 m²)
Empty weight: 44,030 lb (19,970 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 80,000 lb (36,287 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Wright R-3350-32W Cyclone-18 radial engine, 3,700 hp (2,759 kW) wet each
Propellers: 4 bladed propeller, 1 per engine
 
Performance
Maximum speed: 284 kn (326 mph) (525 km/h)
Cruise speed: 175 kn (201 mph) (324 km/h)
Range: 3,795 nmi (4,367 mi) (7,028 km)
 
Armament
twin 20 mm guns mounting in Emerson Aero 9B nose turret with 800 rounds
twin 20 mm guns in tail with 800 rounds
twin 0.50 cal. guns in Martin 250CE deck turret with 800 rounds
removable wing-mounted Aero 14a racks - 16x FFAR or HVAR rockets
four Tiny Tim rocket
bombs: 12,000 lb (5,443 kg) including free-fall bombs, depth charges, and torpedoes
 
I hope these are good ideas and you like and support!
 
Regards,
Thiky

 

P.S. Armaments modified

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Open for discussion. :Salute:

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looks cool. wikipedia says that p2vs were also used by japan maritime self defense force in the late 1950s, perhaps that is another angle that could be explored

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Maritime_Self-Defense_Force_aviation

The JMSDF's first aircraft were 16 Lockheed P2V Neptune maritime patrol aircraft, which were provided to the force by the United States Navy in 1956.

 

unless they were unarmed versions or something

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BIG GUN!!  ;)s

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3PsfvZCSLQ

 

713px-Emerson_nose_turret_for_Neptune.jp

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Gunpack, turrets, ground pounding armament, high speed, sleek lines... 

 

 

People would cry a lot about this plane.

It lacks the high speed of the IL-28 which makes approaching it for a firing solution a pain, at only ~320mph it'll drop pretty quickly with a firing solution.

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I support these planes, however, where will they go in tech tree?

I think would be good between the PBJ-1J (should be remake the two PBJ-1 loadouts) and the AD-1.

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I found these planes with the dark US Navy painting only.

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I glad!  :)s

 

A later 7 version in action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lNBczbxIRU

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I'll support adding this, for both the US and Japan.

 

Incidentally this was one of the aircraft that my grandfather did some work on after becoming an electrical engineer (he worked for Lockheed for a spell before taking a job at Honeywell, his work having to do with variants of aircraft such as the P2V, F-104, and Constellation; my Aunt followed in his footsteps and helped develop the flight computer for the F-16).

 

 

So basicly a post war medium bomber who is not even a jet?

 

Is this needed?

 

Not exactly.  Starting with the P2V-5F model, then later on the P2V-6F and P2V-7 (and the license-built Kawasaki P-2J used by Japan), Lockheed fitted them with a pair of Westinghouse J34s to boost their speed, making them hybrid piston-jet engined bombers.

 

The P2V-2 would likely have a low-ish BR to compensate for its performance to avoid turning it into another A-26 (very rare, but generally regarded as outclassed at its BR), but the P2V-5 could possibly be the P2V-5F model with both piston and jet engines.

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I'll support adding this, for both the US and Japan.

 

Incidentally this was one of the aircraft that my grandfather did some work on after becoming an electrical engineer (he worked for Lockheed for a spell before taking a job at Honeywell, his work having to do with variants of aircraft such as the P2V, F-104, and Constellation; my Aunt followed in his footsteps and helped develop the flight computer for the F-16).

 

Not exactly.  Starting with the P2V-5F model, then later on the P2V-6F and P2V-7 (and the license-built Kawasaki used by Japan), Lockheed fitted them with a pair of Westinghouse J34s to boost their speed, making them hybrid piston-jet engined bombers.

 

The P2V-2 would likely have a low-ish BR to compensate for its performance to avoid turning it into another A-26 (very rare, but generally regarded as outclassed at its BR), but the P2V-5 could possibly be the P2V-5F model with both piston and jet engines.

That's nice! Historical informations!! Thank you!!!  :salute:

 

You wrote from this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_P-2J

 

I searched two version, what had self-protection system (machine guns and gunner turrets), but the Japanese version had not self-protection weapons unfortunately.

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