S-3B Viking

US President George W. Bush rode in the co-pilot seat of a Viking when he went to deliver his speech.
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Achievements

On 1 May 2003, US President George W. Bush rode in the co-pilot seat of a Viking S-3B that landed on USS Abraham Lincoln, where he delivered his “Mission Accomplished” speech announcing the end of major combat in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Bu.No. 160599

Active Duty Life: 1975-2009

Design Features

Long range (3,182 mi) & endurance provided by efficent GE TF-34 high-bypass turbofan engines.

Replaced piston engine S-2 Tracker in anti-submarine & sea surface search roles.

Specifications on Wikipedia

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