Floyd Bennett Field - HARP - Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune Patrol Bomber
Bill Maloney

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01 Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune 02 Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune 02 Lockheed P2V Tail 04 Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune
05LockheedP2VTail 06LockheedP2VMainGear 07LockheedP2VMainGear 08LockheedP2VNoseGear
05 Lockheed P2V Tail 06 Lockheed P2V Main Gear 07 Lockheed P2V Main Gear 08 Lockheed P2V Nose Gear
09J34Turbojet 10J34Turbojet 11J34Turbojet 12WrightR3350CycloneRadial
09 Westinghouse J34 Turbojet Engine 10 Westinghouse J34 Turbojet Engine 11 J34 Turbojet 12 Wright R-3350 Cyclone Radial
13WrightR3350CycloneRadial 14WrightR3350CycloneRadial 15WrightR3350CycloneRadial 16WrightR3350OilCooler
13 Wright R-3350 Cyclone Radial 14 Wright R-3350 Cyclone Radial 15 Wright R-3350 Cyclone Radial 16 Wright R-3350 Oil Cooler

Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune Patrol Bomber Specifications:

Lockheed P2V Neptune Patrol Bomber Lockheet P2V Neptune
Another Lockheed P2V Neptune Patrol Bomber can be found at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA Lockheed P2V Neptune Patrol Bomber at Quonset Air Museum in North Kingston, RI

Length: 91 feet 8 inches
103 feet, 10 inches
28 feet, 0 inches
6. Pilot, copilot, engineer, 3 sensor operators
Empty 43,000 lbs Loaded - 80,000 lbs
Max Speed: 364 mph
Cruise Speed: 190 mph
Range: 4,300 miles
Service Ceiling: 22,500 feet
 Ten 5" Mk36 Rockets
 10,000lbs Bombs/Torpedoes
Powerplant: Two Wright R-3350-32W Cyclone air cooled radial engines, 3,700hp each, two Westinghouse J34 Turbojet Engines, 3,400lbs thrust each
Fuel Capacity: (Lockheed Neptune SS#131542)
  Center Section Tanks: 700 gal each 2 tanks = 1,400 at 8,400 lbs
  Wing Tanks: 700 gal each 2 tanks = 1,400 at 8,400 lbs
  Bomb Bay tanks: 350 gal each 2 tanks = 700 gal 4,200 lbs
  Wing Tip tanks: 200 gal each = 400 gal 2,400 lbs
  Total Fuel Capacity: 3,900 gal = 23,400 lbs
  Earlier P2V Neptune's (BuAer Serial # 124422 to 128422) carried 350 gal in each tip tank giving a total fuel capacity of 4,200 gallons or 25,200 lbs. The later versions housed a high intensity spot lamp installed in the right wing tip tank nose cutting the tip tank's capacity down to 200 gallons each. The spotlight was not well liked by P2V air crews as it completely blew away their night vision when fired up. All fuel tanks were self sealing with the exception of the tip tanks. The tip tanks had a Co2 vapor dilution system that flooded the unfilled or empty area inside of the tanks with Co2 when the crew felt the Neptune was in imminent danger of enemy contact and gunfire. The Co2 system was operated by toggle switch from the flight deck and reduced the chance of fuel vapors in the tanks exploding should the tip tanks be hit.
First Flight: 1946
Cost: $

The current restoration captain for this Lockheed Neptune is Bob Weiss, who got me inside the P2V and helped me get some of the details on this page straightened up. Bob is a veteran crew member of Lockheed P2Vs.

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