P2V Neptune – Warbird Wednesday Episode #172

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today we are looking at the P2V Neptune aircraft, which served primarily in the late 1940s to the mid-1960s. This aircraft had various roles, including anti-submarine warfare, maritime surveillance, and nuclear bombing capability. Equipped with jet engines and piston engines, it could operate for extended periods using the more fuel-efficient piston engines. A variation of the P2 called the “Truculent Turtle” held the record for the longest flight without refueling from a piston engine standpoint until 1986.