Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 5: The Post War Piston Era, Lockheed CP-140 Aurora and CP-140A Arcturus

Canadian Warbirds of the Post-Second World War Piston Era, Lockheed CP-140 Aurora 

and CP-140A Arcturus

Data current to 25 July 2019.

 (CAF photo)

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora (Serial No. 140109), dropping a SKAD (Survival Kit Air Droppable). Note bomb bay doors are open and the external sono launch tubes have a red line around their outer perimeter, aft of the wing.

Lockheed Model 285D, CP-140 Aurora (18), (Serial Nos. 140101-140118), CP-140A Arcturus (3), (Serial Nos. 140119-140121) for a total of 21 aircraft.

The Lockheed CP-140 Aurora is a maritime patrol aircraft based on the Lockheed P-3 Orion airframe, but mounts the electronics suite of the Lockheed S-3 Viking. The name Aurora refers to the Roman goddess of dawn who flies across the sky each morning ahead of the sun.  Aurora also refers to the Aurora Borealis, the "northern lights", that are prominent over northern Canada..

The Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus was a related variant used primarily for pilot training and coastal surface patrol missions.

 (Anthony Noble Photo)

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora, Greenham Common July 1981.

 (Rob Schleiffert Photo)

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora (Serial No. 140107), April 1985.

 (Rob Schleiffert Photo)

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora (Serial No. 140115), CFB Greenwood.

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora (Serial No. 140107).

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora based at CFB Comox, BC, 1993.

(airforcefe Photo)

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora in RCAF service operating out of CFB Comox, British Columbia.

 (Pedro Aragão Photo)

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora (Serial No. 140107) CFB Greenwood, Nova Scotia.

 (RCAF Photo via Steven Tutty)

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora (Serial No. 140104).

(Sebastien Kasten Photo)

Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus in service with the RCAF, operating out of CFB Greenwood, Nova Scotia.

 (John Davies Photo)

Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus landing.

 (Ken Mist Photo)

Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus in service with the RCAF, operating out of CFB Comox, British Columbia.

 (Mike Kahler Photo)

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora (Serial No. 140110), No. 407 Sqn with the  No. 3 engine feathered.  The aircraft recovered safely at its home base of CFB Comox, July 2019.