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History ThumbnailCameraVP-30 P-3 Print "..."Sub-Hunting at Sunset" is a poignant tribute to an aircraft that served VP-30 since the 1960s. This print, created by the son of a former VP-30 P-3 aviator, is available as a print (framed or unframed), canvas print and coffee mug. Prices start at $14.97. Click on the link to purchase! https://www.artpal.com/iignite/?i=132848-21..." Contributed by David Bacon dbacon@iignite.com [25NOV2020]

History ThumbnailCameraAircraft P-8 Print "...A P-8A from VP-30 conducts a coordinated anti-submarine warfare mission with USS Howard (DDG-83) as part of preparation for upcoming deployment. Robert D. Fiacco is a retired P-3C NFO (VP-24, VP-64 and VP-62) and offers limited edition prints of his original oil paintings. Please visit his site for more information: http://www.navyairart.com [27AUG2013]

BooksBOOKs: VPNAVY Book Title: MARTIN P5M MARLIN by Capt Richard Hoffman USN (Ret) dickdot@san.rr.com.

The lineage of Martin and the flying boat can be traced back to the PBM-4 of 1941. Navy last flying boat and the end of a long era of seaplanes in the US Navy. This book covers the squadron that used them and parts of the pilot handbook and maintenance manual. Squadron and crew patches. Photos of the catwalks and some of the hazard of working on a seaplane over the water. There are also section on the US Coast Guard and French use. The Marlin losses and a list of Casualties. 168 pages, 273 photos, 50 drawings 1 page of models colored front and back cover with 12 colored photos. Also 2 pages on the P6M and advanced seaplanes. Squadrons Mentioned: VP-30, VP-31, VP-40, VP-42, VP-44, VP-45, VP-46, VP-47, VP-48, VP-49, VP-50, VP-56, VT-31 and VX-1 to mention a few! ORDER NUMBER - NF74 $34.95 - ISBN 0-942612-74-4 WebSite for ordering a copy: http://ginterbooks.com/NAVAL/NF74.htm [17MAY2007]

VP LogosLOGOs: Squadron ThumbnailCameraVP-30 Leather Patch Here is an example of a hand painted Leather VP-30 Squadron Patch as created by Stubby Stitches Custom Apparel and Promotional Products http://www.stubbystitches.com/..." Contributed by Stubby Stitches stubbystitches@hotmail.com [12JUN2006]

BooksBOOKs: ASW PressTitle: The Iranian Deception - A dark conspiracy stretches halfway around the world, putting national security at risk as two military men fight for control of the latest technology in global weaponry. Squadrons mentioned: VP-6, VP-10, VP/VPB-11, VP-12, VP-14, VP-30 and VP-101. Captain Edward M. Brittingham has written many ASW related books (fiction and non-fiction). You can find this (and other books) on: http://www.aswpress.com [11NOV2005]

Flight SimulatorSIMULATORs: Description: P-3-C Orion VP-30 (Version 3 Final) for Flight Simulator 2000 (p3cver3.zip) Download: vp30_p3_01_31oct2001.zip WebSite: Simulation http://www.simviation.com/ [31OCT2001]

VP LogosLOGOs: Purchase Information: Buy PatchesVP-30 Patch Buy Patches features a large selection of Military related Patches, Aviation Art Prints, Military Caps and more. Free Shipping Worldwide*. VPNAVY will get 5% commission on all purchases! Contributed by Dave Duckworth dave@militarybest.com [17OCT2000]

CameraP2V7CameraBUNO: 143173 SP-2H Neptune that proudly served with VP-30. It depicts BUNO: 143173 with VP-30 markings. It is a limited edition print produced by Paul Warrener. They are individually numbered and measure 415 x 295 mm printed on A3 200 grams card. Paul will sign each print if requested. Paul is selling the prints for $20.00 a shot. That breaks down into $15 for the print and $5 for the airmail postage and packing. Maximum safe number in one tube is six prints. Seven to twelve prints would be sent in 2 tubes. As an example, six prints would be $90 plus $5 postage. Seven prints would be split 3 and 4 in two tubes. This would be $105 for the prints and two postage and airmail = $10, total = $115. If you are interested, please contact Paul direct at: [E-Mail Removed By Request Of Shipmate - 07OCT2001]

UPDATE BUNO: 143173 and found out that it also served with VP-67 and finally was relegated to the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center on 22 MAY 1973. It was later sold to a private owner in Burlington, VT who made it air worthy again. As of 26 MAR 98, it is owned by Hawkins & Powers Aviation and stored at Greybull, WY 8/95.

UPDATE"...P2V-7 Buno 143173 had its first flight in a Fleet Squadron, fresh from the factory, on November 23, 1957 (SOURCE: my log book). VP-21 received a string of the 143xXX birds to replace its "older" P2V-5F's...." Contributed by Bob Nelson, Capt. USN (ret) sudabay@aol.com.

Paul found this BUNO: 143173 at rest...
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Print"Ruler of the Sea" "...The Lockheed Neptunes were land-based patrol aircraft specifically designed for the purpose of anti-submarine warfare. Designed and built in the 1940-50s they were among the last generation of piston-engine aircraft that flew for the U.S. Navy. The Neptunes operated well into the 1970s when they were eventually all replaced by the newer P-3 Orions. A limited edition of 500 printed on 100% acid-free cover stock. Original available. Size is 22"x 28" including a 2" white border. $45 + $6.50 shipping and handling.." Email address is: don@feightstudios.com [E-Mail Updated 05AUG2000] WebSite: http://www.feightstudios.com/navalasw.htm ..." Contributed by John Larson LCDR(RET) oriondriver1975@yahoo.com [25SEP98]

P2 PostCard Thumbnail "...I publish the airplane postcards sold in most of the nation's air museums. I just received from the printer my latest card -- a Lockheed P2V-7 "Neptune"...for further information please jump to http://www.johnfry.com/postcard.html..." Contributed by John Fry Johnjfry@aol.com [25MAY99]

MuseumAIRCRAFT ON DISPLAY: "...P2V Neptune sighting. She's at the Florida Military Aviation Museum, P.O. Box 17332, Clearwater, Florida, 34622. Telephone number (813) 535-9007. The museum is located behind the St Petersberg-Clearwater Airport, behind the U.S. Coast Guard station. The P2V-3 they've got on display was assigned to VP-30, stationed at Jacksonville, Fla..." Contributed by Dan Kelley amazon-wolf@pcisys.net

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