Aviation Photo #2518851 Lockheed EP-3A Orion - USA - Navy

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At first glance, this is just another anonymous Orion from the period when all squadron markings were deleted across the fleet (because of Khadaffi's death threat to VP-56). However, the truncated tail boom suggests something unusual, and this is in fact a heavily modified old A-model used for fleet electronic warfare training. An aircraft of VAQ-33 Firebirds, Golf Delta 130 is climbing away from Dobbins to return to its Key West, FL base after a hurricane evacuation stay.
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    Frank J. Mirande
    USA - Navy
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    Marietta - Dobbins ARB (Atlanta NAS)
    October 1987
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