Australian Neptunes
First delivered: 9. November 1951
Out of use by December 1977
First published: 29. April  2000.
Changed format on November 22, 2002.
Last updated March 31, 2011

All the P2V-7s illustrated on December 4, 2003
Still need photos of P2V-5 A89-306
Two photos of A89-306 added January 7, 2005.
All Australian Neptunes are now illustrated.

For a superb page on the Australian Neptunes see part of the Lockheed File by Ron Cuskelly: 

For a superb book by Stewart Wilson about the Lockheed P2V Neptune in Australian service see:    EE
Some of the rare photos from the book are reproduced here in low resolution with the permission of the author and publishers.

Photos of A89-302, A89-270A89-272, A89-273, A89-274,. A89-275, A89-278, A89-279 , A89-280 and A89-281 added December 3, 2003.
Photo of A89-271 added December 4, 2003.
Photos of A89-303, A89-275, A89-276, A89-278 and A89-281 added December 7, 2003.
Photo of A89-301 added January 7, 2004
Photos of A89-301, A89-302, A89-303, A89-305, A89-309 and A89-312 added March 13, 2004.
Photos of A89-301, A89-303, A89-304, A89-305, A89-306 added January 7, 2005.
1000 pixel photos of A89-307, A89-308, A89-310, A89-311 and A89-312 added January 10, 2005
1000 pixel photos of A89-271, A89-272, A89-273, A89-274, A89-275, A89-276, A89-277,
A89-278, A89-279 and A89-280 added January 12, 2005
Photos of A89-306 and A89-310 added December 8, 2005
Photos of A89-301, A89-302 and A89-310 addec December 9, 2005.
Photos of A89-277 and A89-280 added February 25, 2006.
Photos of A89-271, A89-272, A89-273, A89-277 and A89-280 added March 2, 2006
Photos of A89-274 and A89-277 added March 6, 2006.
New photos of A89-307 and A89-309 added June 26, 2006.
New photos of A89-304 and A89-305 added February 9, 2007.
New photos of A89-305 and A89-309 added January 29, 2010.
New photo of A89-312 added March 31, 2011.


The Australian serial numbers above each column are now linked to the history of each Neptune
courtesy the
Lockheed File by Ron Cuskelly.

P2V-5s

A89-301 - 133641
Australia/A89-301_bob_256.jpg
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Bob Livingstone photo

A89-301 - 133641
Australia/a89301_a_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 7, 2005)
Photographer: A Hepburn. Date and location unknown.
New November 26, 2002
Australia/A89_301a_256.jpg
Photographed in July 1965 by Eric Allen
from the book Lockheed P2V Neptune in Australian Service, published with permission of Notebook Publications,
New March 13, 2004
A89-301 - 133641
Australia/303-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 7, 2005)
Date, location and photographer unknown.
Australia/303_256.jpg
Photo by Vance Ingham from the book
Lockheed P2V Neptune in Australian Service, published with permission of Notebook Publications,
New January 7, 2004
A89-302 - 133640
Australia/302-256.jpg
courtesy Wayne Mutza
Australia/A89_302a_256.jpg
Photo from the book Lockheed P2V
Neptune in Australian Service,
published with permission of
Notebook Publications,
New March 13, 2004

A89-302 - 133640
Australia/A89-301_bob_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New December 9, 2005)
Taken at Richmond. Bob Livingstone photo
Australia/A89-302_Bob_256.jpg
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Taken at over the Hawkesbury River, north of Sidney. Bob Livingstone photo

New December 9, 2005

A89-302 - 133640
Australia/RL_2_A89_302b_256.jpg
Bob Livingstone photo
New December 9, 2005

Australia/A89_302_256.jpg
courtesy MAP
New December 3, 2003

A89-303 - 133646
Australia/303-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 7, 2005)
John Hopton, courtesy Wayne Mutza.
Australia/A89_303_256.jpg
Photo from the book Lockheed P2V
Neptune in Australian Service,
published with permission of
Notebook Publications,
New March 13, 2004

A89-303 - 133646
a89303-1_bob_livingstone_256.jpg
Photographed by Bob Livingstone
at Richmond.
Courtesy Ron Cuskelly & The Lockheed file

New October 1, 2003
 

A89-303 - 133646
A89_303-a-256.JPG
1000 pixels (New March 13,  2004)
Jack Friell, courtesy Wayne Mutza.
Replaced with color on March 13, 2004
A89_303b_256.jpg
Photographed at Richmond in September 1963 by Eric Allen from the book
Lockheed P2V Neptune in Australian Service, published with permission of Notebook Publications,
New March 13, 2004
A89-304 - 133645
Australia/A89-304_d_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Shown as a Mark 3 without jets. Date, location and photographer unknown.
New January 07, 2005
Australia/A89-304_023_256.jpg
1000 pixels
An official RAAF photo.
New February 9, 2007
A89-304 - 133645
Australia/304-256.jpg
Australia/304-256.jpg
John Hopton, courtesy Wayne Mutza.
A89-304 - 133645
Australia/Austr_304_256.jpg
Photo by J Burford
New November 24, 2002
Australia/A89-304_256.jpg
USN photo.
New October 1, 2003

A89-305 - 133642
Australia/A89_305_256.jpg
Date, location and photographer unknown.
New March 13, 2004
Australia/A89_305_2_256.jpg
Date, location and photographer unknown.
New March 13, 2004

A89-305 - 133642
Australia/A89-305_021_256.jpg
1000 pixels
An official RAAF photo.
New February 9, 2007
Australia/A89_305_Large_256.jpg
1000 pixels
An official RAAF photo.
New January 29, 2010

A89-305 - 133642
Australia/305-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 7, 2005)
Shown as a Mark 4. Date, location and photographer unknown.
Australia/A89-305-b_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Shown as a Mark 4. Date, location and photographer unknown.
New January 7, 2005

A89-306 - 133647
Australia/A89-306_a_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Shown as a Mark 1. Date, location and photographer unknown.
New January 7, 2005

A89-306 - 133647
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1000 pixels
Shown as a Mark 3. Date, location and photographer unknown.
New December 8, 2005

A89-306 - 133647
Australia/A89_306_b_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Shown as a Mark 4. Date, location and photographer unknown.
New January 7, 2005 

A89-307 - 133644
Australia/A89-307_1966-05-00_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 10, 2005)
Photographed at NAS Sangley Point, in May 1966 by Robert Trimble. Courtesy Stephen H. Miller.
New June 26, 2006.
A89-307 - 133644
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
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Australia/307-a-256.jpg
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Laverton, Victoria on 18 Sept. 1966.  John Hopton, courtesy Wayne Mutza.
A89-307 - 133644
Australia/307-c-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 10, 2005)
Courtesy MAP.

A89-308 - 133643
Australia/308-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 10, 2005)
Date, location and photographer unknown.

   

A89-309 - 133648
Australia/a89_309_FrankFinney_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New March 13,  2004)
Photographed at Mallala Airforce Base
Australia - South Australia, October 1956
by Frank Finney
New March 13, 2004
Australia/A89_309a_256.jpg
Photographed at Richmond in September 1961 by Eric Allen from the book
Lockheed P2V Neptune in Australian Service, published with permission of Notebook Publications,
New March 13, 2004

A89-309 - 133648
Australia/A89-309_000-151-829_Lockheed_Neptune_256.jpg
1000 pixels
An official RAAF photograph.
New January  29, 2010
Australia/AA89-309_1966-02-29_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at Mangere, New Zealand by "Bunny" Darby on February 29, 1966. Courtesy Stephen H. Miller.
New June 26, 2006

A89-309 - 133648Australia/A89_309_256.jpg
Photographed at Auckland, New Zealand by Colin Hunter on January 31, 1966.
New October 8, 2003
Australia/A89-309_Colin_Hunter_b_256.jpg
Photographed at Auckland, New Zealand by Colin Hunter on January 31, 1966.
New October 9, 2003
A89-310 - 133649
Australia/A89_310_mk4_256.jpg
1000 pixels
 Date, location and photographer unknown.
New December 8, 2005
A89-310 - 133649
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 10, 2005)
John Hopton. Richmond 16. Sept. 1962.
A89-310 - 133649
Australia/RL_2A_89_310_256.jpg
Via Bob Livingstone
New December 9, 2005
Australia/307-a-256.jpg
John Hopton. Wagga Fire dump on 26. April 1974. 

A89-311 - 133650
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 10, 2005)
Photographed over HMAS Sydney. Courtesy John Hopton, via Wayne Mutza.

A89-311 - 133650
Australia/A89-311_George_Canciani_256.jpg
Photographed at RAAF Laverton on September 17, 1967 by George Canciani.
Just over a year after this photo was taken the Neptune was broken up.
New October 8, 2003

 
A89-312 - 133651
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
Date, location and photographer unknown.
Australia/A89-312_RAN_P2V-5_1958_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed in 1958. Location and photographer unknown.
New March 31, 2011
A89-312 - 133651
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 10, 2005)
Photographed in 1966. Courtesy MAP.
Australia/A89_312_256.jpg
Photographed in July 1965 by Eric Allen
from the book Lockheed P2V Neptune in Australian Service, published with permission of Notebook Publications,
New March 13, 2004
A89-312 - 133651
Australia/A89_312a_256.jpg
Photo from the book Lockheed P2V
Neptune in Australian Service,
published with permission of
Notebook Publications,
New March 13, 2004
P2V-7s
A89-270 - 149070
Australia/A89_270_George_Caniani_256.jpg
Photographed by George Canciani at RAAF Laverton on April 9, 1972.
P2V-7 of No.10 Sdn performing during an RAAF Air Show near Melbourne
New October 8, 2003
A89-270 - 149070
Australia/A89-270_256.jpg
Photographed at Townsville on January 12, 1972. Courtesy the collection of Giorgio Salerno
New October 9, 2003
A89-270 - 149070
Australia/A89_270_b_256.jpg
Date, location and photographed unknown. Courtesy MAP
New December 3, 2003.

A89-271 - 149071
Australia/A89-271_272_273_256.jpg
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The first three Neptune for the RAAF photographed over the Queensland coast, close to their Townsville base after delivery from the USA. They are A89-271, 272 and 273 adn the arrived in Australia on March 10, 1962. Official RAAF photo, via Wal Nelowkin
New March 2, 2006.

A89-271 - 149071
Australia/a89271-0_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 12, 2005)
Photographed by Ron Cuskelly at Laverton along with A89-270 on November 20, 1977. It was broken up during the same month.
Courtesy Ron Cuskelly & The Lockheed file

New December 4, 2003.

A89-272 - 149072
Australia/A89-271_272_273_256.jpg
1000 pixels
See caption for photo above.
New March 2, 2006.
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 12, 2005)
Williamtown NSW on 16. Sept. 1962 by John Hopton, courtesy Wayne Mutz
A89-272  - 149072
Australia/a89272-256.jpg
Brisbane, Eagle Farm. Photo Ron Cuskelly
A89-272  - 149072
Australia/272_2_256.jpg
Photographed at the RAAF Museum, Townsville. Date and photographer unknown
New December 3, 2003.
A89-273 - 149073 in RAAF service
Australia/A89-271_272_273_256.jpg
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See caption for photo above..
New March 2, 2006.
A89-273 - 149073
Australia/273-a_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 12, 2005)
Date, location and photographed unknown. Courtesy MAP
New December 3, 2003
Australia/A89-273_RO155-5585a_IMGA89-273_256.jpg
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Photographed flying over the North Queensland coast in the early 1970s, taken when a friend was in the Squadron. It was operated by 10 Sqn RAAF at the time. Via Wal Nelowkin
New March 2, 2006.
A89-273 - 149073 after its RAAF service as VH-IOY
Australia/A89-273_vhioy1_256.jpg
Photographed at Mangalore on April 1984 by Roger McDonald.
Courtesy Ron Cuskelly & The Lockheed file

New December 3, 2003.
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 12, 2005)
Photographed in 1985. Courtesy Wayne Mutza MAP.
Australia/P2V-7_273_256.jpg
Photographed by T. Kakitani. Date and location unknown.
New November 22, 2002.
 
Australia/a89273-256.JPG
Photographed by Bob Livingstone after restration and repainting. 
Courtesy Ron Cuskelly & The Lockheed file
Australia/a89-273_vhioy5_256.jpg
Photographed by Roderick Eime after restration and repainting. 
Courtesy Ron Cuskelly & The Lockheed file

New December 3, 2003.

A89-274 - 149074
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 12, 2005)
Photographed in at Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1969 by Nicholas M. Williams.

A89-274 - 149074
Australia/274-a_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 12, 2005)
Courtesy MAP
New December 3, 2003.
Australia/274-b_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 12, 2005)
Courtesy MAP
New December 3, 2003.

A89-274 - 149074
Australia/A89-274_RONepFltTVL28Jun19770020_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Official RAAF photo. Taken in the early 70s. Courtesy Wal Melowkin.
New March 6, 2006

A89-275- 149075
Australia/a89275_256.jpg
Photographed in 1970 over Townsville. Photographer  unknown.
New October 1, 2003.
Australia/A89_275_256.jpg
Date and location unknown. Courtesy MAP
New December 7, 2003.

A89-275 - 149075
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 12, 2005)
Photographed at Point Cook. Date unknown. Courtesy MAP.
Australia/a89275_2_256.jpg
Photographed at Point Cook in November 1977 by Ron Cuskelly.
Courtesy Ron Cuskelly & The Lockheed file

New December 3, 2003.

A89-275 - 149075
Australia/a89275_256.jpg
Photographer, date and location unknown.
New November 26, 2002.
Australia/A89-275_George_Canciani_256.jpg
Photographed by George Canciani at RAAF Laverton on April 9, 1972.
Photographed whilst still in service with No.10 Sdn. It was later donated to the RAAF Museum at Point Cook.
New October 8, 2003

A89-276 - 149076
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 12, 2005)
Date and location unknown. Courtesy MAP.

A89-276 - 149076
Australia/A89_276_256.jpg
Date and location unknown. Caption on slide mount says, A89-276, but?!.
New December 7, 2003.

A89-277 - 149077
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 12, 2005)
John Hopton on 27. July 1965. Courtesy Wayne Mutza
Australia/RL_2_A89_277_256.jpg
Bob Livingstone photo. Date and location unknown.
New February 25, 2006

A89-277 - 149077
Australia/A89-277_RONepFltTVL28Jun19770013a_256.jpg
1000 pixels
RAAF official photo, probably taken in the early 70s over Townsville.
Courtesy
Wal Nelowkin
New March 6, 2006

A89-277 - 149077
Australia/A89-277_RONepFltTVL28Jun19770013a_256.jpg
1000 pixels
RAAF official photo, probably taken in the early 70s..
Courtesy
Wal Nelowkin
New March 6, 2006

A89-278 - 149079
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
Richmond in April 1973. Photo Jack Friell, Courtesy Wayne Mutza.

Australia/A89_278_256.jpg
Date, location and photographer unknown.
New December 7, 2003 (lower).
A89-278 - 149079
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 12, 2005)

Australia/A89_278_d_256.jpg
Photographer unknown, both courtesy Centurion Enterprises.
New December 7, 2003 (lower).
Australia/a89278-2_256.jpg
Photographed at Eagle Farm, Brisbani. Date and photographer unknown
Courtesy Ron Cuskelly & The Lockheed file

New December 3, 2003.
A89-278 - 149079
Australia/a89278-256.jpg
Photographed by Ron Cuskelly at RAAF Amberly
Courtesy Ron Cuskelly & The Lockheed file

Australia/278-a_256.jpg
Courtesy MAP
New December 3, 2003.
Australia/A89_278-c_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Date, photographer and location unknown
New January 12, 2005
A89-279 - 149079
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 12, 2005)
Photographed in at Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1969 by Nicholas M. Williams.
Australia/A89-279_256.jpg
Photographer, date and location unknown.
New December 3, 2003.
A89-279 - 149079
Australia/A89_279_George_Canciani_256.jpg
Photographed by George Canciani at RAAF Laverton on March 27, 1977.
New October 8, 2003
Australia/a89279-2_256.jpg
Photographed by Ron Cuskelly. Being dismantled at Laverton in November 1977.
Courtesy Ron Cuskelly & The Lockheed file
New December 3, 2003
A89-279 - 149079
Australia/a89279-256.jpg
After being
trucked to the Dubbo Military Museum (aka Ryan Military Museum), 
   Dubbo NSW. Photo: Ben Dannecker:

A89-280 - 149080
Australia/A89-280_Wal_a_256.jpg
1000 pixels
RAAF official photo. Date, location and photographer unknown. Courtesy Wal Nelowkin.
.
New March 2, 2006
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
Date and location: Thanks to Phil Hastie for information on location and time: "The aircraft is located at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland circa '70s". Courtesy APN.
Australia/a89280_256.jpg
Photographed at Eagle Farm, Brisbane by Ron Cuskelly in March 1973.
Courtesy Ron Cuskelly & The Lockheed file

New December 3, 2003.

A89-280 - 149080
Australia/A89-280_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New January 12, 2005)
Photographed over Queensland during 1975. Courtesy Wayne Mutza.
New October 1, 2003
Australia/A89_280_D00424960_256.jpg
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A former No 10 Squadron Neptune at RAAF Base Townsville at dusk. The aircraft paint finish is in better condition than the hangar.
Photographed on July 29, 1983 at Townsville, Australia by
Wal Nelowkin.
Taken from MyAviation.net and published with his permission.

New February 25, 2006

A89-280 - 149080
Australia/A89_280_MyAv_256.jpg
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A No 10 Squadron Neptune approaches RAAF Townsville Airfield during a practice flypast
Australia/A89_280_MyAvi_b_256.jpg
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A No 10 Squadron Neptune breaks away from lead aircraft A89-281 over RAAF Base Townsville during a practice flypast. The shadow of the lead aircraft is visible on the Neptune's wing and tail. Both photos were taken by Wal Nelowkin on June 28, 1977. Taken from MyAviation.net and published with his permission.
New February 25, 2006

A89-281 - 149081
Australia/307-b-256.jpg
Photographed at Archerfield on 11. January 1992 by Tony Arbon. Courtesy Wayne Mutza.
Australia/A89_281_256.jpg
Date, location and photographer unknown. Courtesy MAP.
New December 7, 2003

A89-281 - 149081
Australia/a89281_b_256.jpg
Crown Copyright:
New November 26, 2002
Australia/a89281-3_256.jpg
Photographed by Denis Hersey over the Bay of Islands, N.Z. in 1972. Courtesy Ron Cuskelly & The Lockheed file
New December 7, 2003

A89-281 - 149081
Australia/a89281-2_256.jpg
Photo graphed by Ron Cuskelly at Amberley on March 27, 1978
Courtesy Ron Cuskelly & The Lockheed file

New December 3, 2003.

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