Norway’s first Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft Rolls Out of Paint Shop

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  • 06:54 PM, July 9, 2021
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Norway’s first Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft Rolls Out of Paint Shop
Norway's P8-A 'Vingtor' Maritime Patrol Aircraft

The first P-8A Poseidon aircraft for Norway today rolled out of the paint shop in Renton, in Royal Norwegian Air Force livery.

Norway is one of eight nations to have acquired the P-8A as their new multimission maritime patrol aircraft.

Recently, the Norwegian air force revealed the names of its five P-8A Poseidon aircraft: Vingtor, Viking, Ulabrand, Hugin and Munin.

The names are inspired by Norse mythology and continue a tradition of almost 80 years that started when the names Vingtor, Viking and Ulabrand were used on Norway’s PBY-5 Catalina maritime patrol aircraft in 1942.

Since then, other maritime patrol aircraft operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force have carried those names, including its current P-3 fleet, which will be replaced by the P-8.

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