Greenwood Military Aviation Museum – CP-140A Arcturus

Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus at the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum

Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus at the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum

A variant of the CP-140 Aurora, the CP-140A Arcturus was not equipped with surface and sub-surface warfare equipment. This made the Arcturus more fuel efficient, and well suited for crew training duties, maritime surface reconnaissance, support for search-and-rescue, and Arctic sovereignty patrols.

The Arcturus possessed a superior AN/APS-507 surface search radar, but did not have an integrated mission computer, or mission systems that are on the Aurora.

Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus at the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum

All three Arcturus were based at 14 Wing and have been retired.

  • Crew: Mission minimum 8, typically 12 to 15
  • Capacity: 20
  • Length: 35.61 m (116 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 30.38 m (99 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 10.49 m (34 ft 5 in (at 125,500 lb))
  • Loaded weight: 27,892 kg (61,362 lb)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Allison T-56-A-14-LFE turboprop engines, 4600 SHP
  • Maximum speed: 750 km/h (405 kn, 462 mph)
  • Range: 9,300 km (5,000 nmi, 5,737 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 10,700 m (35,100 ft)

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