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#4539528 - 10/10/17 08:02 PM Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again...
mattwithcats Offline


Registered: 06/13/13
Posts: 1612
Loc: Virginia
Seven days after the Korean War era planes are retired,
two P2Vís are flying again in support of California wildfires...

http://missoulian.com/news/local/neptune...3911517952.html
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#4539533 - 10/10/17 08:06 PM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: mattwithcats]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7395
Loc: S California
Great planes often resist retirement.

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#4539552 - 10/10/17 08:20 PM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: mattwithcats]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 20895
Loc: Orlando, FL
Where is the 747 fire fighting jet ?

Wish to send some rain to California, its been a very wet summer this year in Florida.

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#4539613 - 10/10/17 09:11 PM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: Mr Nice]
tom slick Offline


Registered: 05/26/03
Posts: 9291
Loc: Central Coast, Calif.
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Where is the 747 fire fighting jet ?

Wish to send some rain to California, its been a very wet summer this year in Florida.

The 747 and DC -10 are busy in Northern California
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#4539730 - 10/11/17 12:04 AM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: mattwithcats]
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Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5207
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Send them, we need them all ...

17 fires all started at about the same time on Sunday night as winds were rising. Full circle pattern in Solano, Napa and Sonoma Counties.

Some of the fires initiated near canyon mouths that funnel winds so their spread was extreme (ex: Tubbs fire into Petrified Forest Rd and Mark West Creek area). That fire was in Santa Rosa by morning ... That's like 12 miles in 4 hours ...

Similar results in other areas.

Currently fire on three sides, but not right here. Still a mile or three away. Winds expected to pick up again tomorrow ... We'll see if we make it or not ...

Wife and I can get out, but it is not good. Power, Cell, InterNet all down for days until today. Slowly coming back on line. We ran gen set 4 hours, twice a day to keep refer and freezer working. Also to keep the wells running if I needed water to put out hot spots/embers ... All neighbors dark and w/o power. If they start burning, I can't hold it back alone. I wish they would look into back-up power ...
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#4539995 - 10/11/17 09:50 AM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: mattwithcats]
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When I lived in Palo Cedro California I would see those puppies when there was a large forest fire . With the jet engines running they would go fast.
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#4542126 - 10/13/17 12:38 PM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: mattwithcats]
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#4542215 - 10/13/17 02:05 PM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: mattwithcats]
Astro14 Offline


Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 8351
Loc: Virginia Beach
Originally Posted By: mattwithcats


A thing of beauty!

Wonder if they need any pilots...

grin
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#4545695 - 10/16/17 10:52 PM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: mattwithcats]
BusyLittleShop Offline


Registered: 12/09/11
Posts: 831
Loc: Ca USA
The heavies have been operating non stop out of McClellan KMCC and
flying over our house several times this week... we don't get see a
747 up close and personal unless POTUS wants to visit California...
around the clock jet noise is OK but whats moozic to my ears are the
blappy blap blap sounds of piston popping R-3350 Neptunes... you know
one of those cold war Re Spits (P2V) actually took off from USS
Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1951...

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#4545917 - 10/17/17 08:14 AM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: Astro14]
billt460 Offline


Registered: 03/30/15
Posts: 4048
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Originally Posted By: Astro14
Originally Posted By: mattwithcats


A thing of beauty! Wonder if they need any pilots... grin


I wonder how fast the rate of climb increases after they lose all of that tonnage in just a few seconds?

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#4551411 - 10/22/17 08:22 PM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: mattwithcats]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 13516
Loc: Illinois
On patrol in the Med in the summer of 1966. Our typical patrol times were 10-12 hours, sometimes a little longer.
https://www.verslo.is/baldur/p2/147962-le11-640.jpg
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#4557681 - 10/28/17 08:08 PM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: mattwithcats]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15425
Loc: OH
Of course they still fly.
They're Lockheed aircraft.
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#4563254 - 11/03/17 06:39 PM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: tig1]
FlyNavyP3 Offline


Registered: 07/04/16
Posts: 1372
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Originally Posted By: tig1
On patrol in the Med in the summer of 1966. Our typical patrol times were 10-12 hours, sometimes a little longer.
https://www.verslo.is/baldur/p2/147962-le11-640.jpg


What VP squadron was LE?

Former LK VP-26 Trident.
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#4563263 - 11/03/17 06:48 PM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: FlyNavyP3]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
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Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: FlyNavyP3
Originally Posted By: tig1
On patrol in the Med in the summer of 1966. Our typical patrol times were 10-12 hours, sometimes a little longer.
https://www.verslo.is/baldur/p2/147962-le11-640.jpg


What VP squadron was LE?

Former LK VP-26 Trident.


VP-11 based in Brunswick, Me. In 1965-67 VP-11 and VP-26 shared the same hanger.
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#4563281 - 11/03/17 07:04 PM Re: Neptune P2V Fire Bombers are flying again... [Re: mattwithcats]
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Registered: 07/04/16
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Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Thanks Tig!

I always wished I could've been stationed in Me. The last planes left about a year or two before I could have reasonably been stationed there. Tig, did you ever get a chance to fly in a P-3 or were you out before they hit the streets up in Maine?
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