(Hasegawa) 1/72 scale
P-3C (CUP) Orion
by Ingo Degenhardt
Lockheed P-3C Orion
by Lutz Degenhardt
1/72 scale Lockheed P-3C Orion is available online from
This is Revell’s re-boxing of Hasegawa’s P-3C Orion
that I finished this spring. Although old, the kit features a very good
Unfortunately, Revell did not include some necessary parts to fit at
least some of the included decals; in my case the CUP (capabilities
upkeep program) version, in use with the German Marineflieger since
2006. These were bought from the Netherlands that sold all their Orions
without any replacement.
The aircraft received the above mentioned update by Lockheed-Martin
shortly before they were all sold. The attractive color scheme of Extra
Dark Sea Gray over Sky was also changed to FS 16440 Light Gull Gray over
My model is one of eight German P-3s based at Nordholz in northern
Germany replacing the Breguet Atlantic.
In order to achieve a correct CUP version, several external devices need
to be added – according to the image below.
The model of course has raised panel lines that were rescribed
completely and in addition to the above improvements only some minor
detailing was added – such as static dischargers or some items missing
on the landing gear.
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24 December, 2007
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