NAS Jacksonville VP-45 PHF, P-8 Poseidon

NAS Jacksonville VP-45 PHF, P-8 Poseidon vintage style poster art.

Patrol Squadron 45 (VP-45) is part of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.  It operates the P-8 Poseidon aircraft.  The squadron’s official name is VP-45 “Pelicans”.  Internally, the squadron refers to themselves as the PFH (Pelicans From Hell)Naval Air Station Jacksonville or NAS Jacksonville is a military airport located four miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Jacksonville, Florida. It is one of two naval bases (the other being Naval Station Mayport) located in Duval County. The P-8 Poseidon (formerly the Multimission Maritime Aircraft or MMA) is a military aircraft developed for the United States Navy. The P-8 conducts anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, and shipping interdiction, along with an electronic signals intelligence role. This involves carrying torpedoes, depth charges, SLAM-ER missiles, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons. It is able to drop and monitor sonobuoys.


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