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I was out of the Navy before they got the P3, still were using the P2V, just before they had to change their designators to the Air Force style. Some congressman couldn't get the hang of the Navy way such as a P2V was a Patrol plane, 2nd model, made by Lockheed or the Navy version of a C54 was an R5D, Transport 5th model by Douglas.
Photo shows Cat, Neppy, Orion and Poseidon (all Aussie).
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I was stationed on NAS Quonset Point, RI, and we had a VX-6 Squadron. The squadron rotated with VX-3 on the West coast working in Antarctica half year at a time, all their aircraft had skis, some retractable and some fixed, ranged from Birddog to the P2V and C130s.
 
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I was stationed on NAS Quonset Point, RI, and we had a VX-6 Squadron. The squadron rotated with VX-3 on the West coast working in Antarctica half year at a time, all their aircraft had skis, some retractable and some fixed, ranged from Birddog to the P2V and C130s.
Spent 35 years with the RAAF on the Orion (Avionics) but just missed the P-2 phase-out and the P-8 phase-in.
 
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Nice picture. Haven't seen a Catalina since the late '80s, big oil company had one they landed on a lake 20 miles from where I worked to visit their 'lodge', they also used a Turbo-propped Widgeon now and then.
 

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