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Lockheed P2V-1, The Turtle, Neptune Bu. No. 89082, Pensacola Naval Air Station, National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS
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MYNV14P10_18
Title:
Lockheed P2V-1, The Turtle, Neptune Bu. No. 89082, Pensacola Naval Air Station, National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS
The third Lockheed P2V-1 Neptune (seen here), named the "TRUCULENT TURTLE", was stripped down, fitted with auxiliary fuel tanks plus an extended nose, and set an unrefueled long distance flight record 1946. The aircraft took off from Perth (Australia) on 29 Sep 1946 and landed in Columbus (Ohio, USA) on 1 Oct 1946 . It flew with a crew of four U.S. Navy officers and a young kangaroo, covering 18,089.3 kilometers (11,235.6 miles) in 55 hours 18 minutes.
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Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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