S-3 Viking


Model number: S-3
Code name: Viking
Unit type: anti-submarine warfare and sea surveillance aircraft
Manufacturer: Lockheed Corporation
Operator: U.N. Navy
Rollout: AD 1972
First deployment: AD 1974
Accommodation: 1 pilot, 1 copilot, 1 tactical coordinator, 1 sensor operator in cabin cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 6.9 meters; overall length 16.0 meters; overall width 20.6 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: 2 x GE TF-34-GE-400B turbofan engine; power output rated at 2 x 41.26 kN
Performance: maximum level atmospheric speed at 6,100 meters: Mach 0.79
Equipment and design features: AN/APS-137 Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR), range unknown; OR-89 forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera; AN/ARS-2 sonobuoy receiver; AN/ASQ-81 magnetic anomaly detector (MAD); AN/ALR-47 Electronic Support Measures (ESM) emitter-location system; AN/ASN-92 Inertial navigation system (INS); 60 x sonobuoy (1 search and rescue, 59 tactical)
Fixed armaments: none
Optional fixed armaments: 10 x Mark 82 bomb, mounted on hardpoint; 2 x Mark 83 bomb, mounted on hardpoint; 2 x Mark 84 bomb, mounted on hardpoint; 6 x CBU-100 cluster bomb, mounted on hardpoint; 2 x Mark 50 torpedo, mounted on hardpoint; 4 x Mark 46 torpedo, mounted on hardpoint; 6 x mine/depth charge, mounted on hardpoint; 2 x B57 nuclear bomb, mounted on hardpoint; 2 x AGM-65E/F Maverick missile, mounted on hardpoint; 2 x AGM-84D Harpoon missile, mounted on hardpoint; AGM-84H/K SLAM-ER missile, mounted on hardpoint

The S-3 Viking was an anti-submarine aircraft originally developed by the Lockheed Corporation for the United States Navy. The S-3’s internal and external hardpoints could mount a variety of torpedoes, missiles and bombs (both conventional and nuclear). The S-3 entered service with the U.S. Navy in 1974, long before the arrival of the ASS-1. In the late 1990s, the Navy reassigned the S-3 from its original mission to focus on surface warfare and mid-air refueling. After the creation of the U.N. government, member nations integrated their military equipment under the banner of the U.N. forces. As late as 2008, the S-3 was used by the U.N. Navy for mid-air refueling and ammo resupply missions, including during the Bird Human Incident with the Anti-U.N.


Macross Zero Info

Shoji Kawamori

Hiroshi Ohnogi

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Junya Ishigaki
Kazutaka Miyatake

Character Designer:
Takuya Saito

Musical Composer:
Kuniaki Haishima

5 episodes

Video Release:
Japan 12.21.2002 – 10.22.2004


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