VP-60
NAME: Cobras
TAIL CODES: LS
Established: November 1970
Disestablished: 1. September 1994 
First published: 14. February 1999
Last updated August 12, 2009.
Changed format: April 10, 2002
Photos of 141239 and 148348 added 29. April 1999.

Photos of 148345 added 9. July 1999, 9. December 1999 and 2. March 2000.
Photo of 147952 added 8. March 2000.
Photo of 140154 added November 23, 2002.
Photo of 148348 added November 28, 2002.
Photo of 141247 added December 12, 2002.
Photo of 140154added January 31, 2004.
Photo of 147952 added April 13, 2005.
Photo of 148359 added August 12, 2009.
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Neptunes of VP-60 as known on April 10, 2002

SP-2H, 140153,
140153-ls12-256.jpg (7095 bytes)
Photographed at Davis Monthan in August 1977 by Nicholas M William
   
SP-2H, 140154
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Date, location and photographer unknown. Courtesy Mahlon K. Miller, via The Tailhook Organization.

 
New January 31, 2004

 

SP-2H, 140154,
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Photographed
by N. Nishimura
New November 23, 2002

 

SP-2H, 140154,
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Photographed at Davis Monthan in October 1978 by Andre Wilderdijk
SP-2H, 141239,
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Photographed at Glenview in 1973, courtesy Jeffery Cultice
   
SP-2H, 141247,
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Photographed at
Davis Monthan. Included for completeness. Photographer unknown. Small part of an overview photo.
New December 12, 2002
   
SP-2H, 147952,
147952-ls6-256.jpg (7015 bytes)
Photographed at Davis Monthan in August 1977 by Nicholas M Williams
SP-2H, 147952,
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Taken 1. Sept. 1977. From the Angelo Romano collection, couresy Chris Doherty
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Photographed at Davis Monthan by Nicholas M. Williams. Courtesy Lionel Paul collection.
New April 13, 2005
SP-2H, 148345,
148348-ls7-256.jpg (7685 bytes)
Photographed at NAS Lakehurst. Courtesy Robert F. Dorr.
SP-2H, 148345,
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 Photographed at Lakehurst during tests with jellied fuel. USN.
SP-2H, 148345,
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Photographed at Lakehurst during tests with jellied fuel. USN.
SP-2H, 148348,
148348-ls7-256.jpg (7685 bytes)
Photographed at Glenview in 1973, courtesy Jeffery Cultice.
SP-2H, 148348,
148348_LS7_256.jpg
Date, location and photographer unknown.
New November 28, 2002
 
SP-2H, 148359,
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Photographed by Phil LaGRO in the Summer of 1971 (maybe 1972), and the event took place at NAS Glenview, Illinois. In the photos one of our VP-60 Neptunes (LS-04, BUNO: 148359) sits facing west on the east-west runway, with a VP-30 Orion (LL-17, BUNO: 152722) directly behind it. Looking south into the background you see the NAS golf course. What you're looking at is a "static start" of one of the Orion's engines by the Neptune. VP-30 was visiting that day, and getting ready to depart they discovered they had no starter in one of their engines. Neptune to the rescue! It's a great photo of these two generations of ASW aircraft "side-by-side.
new August 12, 2009
SP-2H, 148359,
148359_LS4_a_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed by Phil LaGRO in the Summer of 1971 (maybe 1972), and the event took place at NAS Glenview, Illinois. In the photos one of our VP-60 Neptunes (LS-04, BUNO: 148359) sits facing west on the east-west runway, with a VP-30 Orion (LL-17, BUNO: 152722) directly behind it. Looking south into the background you see the NAS golf course. What you're looking at is a "static start" of one of the Orion's engines by the Neptune. VP-30 was visiting that day, and getting ready to depart they discovered they had no starter in one of their engines. Neptune to the rescue! It's a great photo of these two generations of ASW aircraft "side-by-side.

new August 12, 2009
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Neptunes of VP-60 as known on April 10, 2002