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P-3 Orion

P-3 Orion Photo CD Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2007 Title P-3 Orion
Publisher Aero Research Published 2007
ISBN None Format 163 very high resolution JPEGs
MSRP (USD) $12.95


P-3 Orion
P-3 Orion
P-3 Orion

Aero Research has returned with a nice compilation of P-3 Orion imagery in US Navy service, as well as some interesting Orions from other government agencies. Check out that P-3 AWACS for instance.

I used my image browser to scan through some of the aircraft on the disc and I was quite impressed with the selection of aircraft. Most of these examples were taken on the ground as much of the detail and color is lost on this aircraft when photographed from the ground of the aircraft in flight. According to my browser's statistics, all 163 images are 4000 x 2400 pixels, plenty of clear resolution to check out the details.

For the tail spotter, you'll see these aircraft from a variety of time periods to that you'll get representative configurations of the airframe during different phases of its operational life. You'll also be able to view the aircraft in its pre-drab camouflage schemes through the current low-visibility schemes. The colorful flight test aircraft, like 'El Coyote' round out the variety.

For the modeler, you'll see lots of good details and color information for tackling that next project.

According to the publisher, future subjects include: Unlimiteds at Reno 1964-1974; Thud: F-105 Thunderchiefs; F-8 Crusaders Part 1; and Classic Propliners.

This is a nice selection of imagery that you won't find available in such clarity and size. This title is recommended!

You can purchase this reference or any of their other photo CDs directly from their website or via email

My sincere thanks to Aero Research for this review sample!