“Moffett Federal Airfield P-3” artwork, dedicated to all those who served at Moffett Federal Airfield by – Squadron Posters!
Moffett Federal Airfield P-3
Moffett Federal Airfield P-3 poster art.
Moffett Federal Airfield, also known as Moffett Field, is a joint civil-military airport located between southern Mountain View and northern Sunnyvale, California.
The airport is near the south end of San Francisco Bay, northwest of San Jose. Formerly a US Naval facility, the former naval air station is now owned and operated by the NASA Ames Research Center. Tenant military activities include the 129th Rescue Wing of the California Air National Guard, as well as the adjacent Headquarters for the 7th Psychological Operations Group of the U.S. Army Reserve. Until 28 July 2010, the U.S. Air Force’s 21st Space Operations Squadron was also a tenant command at Moffett Field, occupying the former Onizuka Air Force Station. In addition to these military activities, NASA also operates several of its own aircraft from Moffett.
From the end of World War II until its closure, NAS Moffett Field saw the development and use of several generations of land-based anti-submarine warfare and maritime patrol aircraft, including the Lockheed P2V Neptune and Lockheed P-3 Orion (Featured in this artwork).
By far the most famous and visible sites are Hangars #1, #2, and #3, which dwarf the surrounding buildings. Moffett Field’s “Hangar One” is also featured in this artwork and built during the Depression era for the USS Macon (See Gallery Image) and the row of World War II blimp hangars are still some of the largest unsupported structures in the country. The airship hangar is constructed on a network of steel girders sheathed with galvanized steel. It rests firmly upon a reinforced pad anchored to concrete pilings. The floor covers eight acres and can accommodate Six football fields.