Mastercraft Collection: P2V-7 Neptune..
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 10.6 inches
The P2V Neptune was designed by Lockheed with the intent to replace the Lockheed PV1 Ventura and PV-2 Harpoon. Before the P-3 Orion was introduced in the United States, the Neptune P2V was their primary land-based aircraft against submarine invasion. This was made possible with some of the P2-Vs having forward observation bubble complete with observer seat, sonobuoys (expendable sonar system), Magnetic Anomaly detector or a radar detector that was mounted on the belly of the aircraft. This was replaced by the P-3A Orion in Fleet squadrons in the early 1960s and eventually retired on February 1970.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!