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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Plaque Thumbnail "...This 9 1/2"x12 1/2" wall plaque displays a portion of the flap indicator panel as removed from the cockpit console of Lockheed P-3A Orion BuNo. 150509. Flown by VP-31 for 12 years as a training aircraft, BuNo. 150509 (also served with VX-1, VP-65, VP-67, VP-68, and VP-69) clocked up 9,914 flying hours before being grounded after an icredible 29 years of service. At the time of its retirement, BuNo. 150509 (shown below) was the last A model flying with the Fleet, and is currently continuing to serve as a gate guard outside the flight operations building of Federal Airfield (formerly NAS Moffett Field, California). A 5 1/2" set of aluminum US Navy wings and a reproduction brass radio call plate are also attached..." [02AUG99]

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