Interesting that there are two sets of power control levers (or whatever the nomenclature is for them). Do they move together?
Probably NOAA or Customs.On another note, who the hell gets this upgrade?
I suspect a big part is that P-3 ASW is a bit more labor intensive, just by virtue of being bigger, faster, no hovering, constant maneuvering in a longitudinally-unstable aircraft that never has a working autopilot. Add to that the need to be constantly QA-ing the tactics of the window-licking TACCO in the back (without the benefit of a sensor-repeater scope), and you quickly get in a place where you're happy to hand stuff off to someone else.Remember, I've done ASW. More than AEW.
Still not seeing it. Remember, the E-2 is as old as the P-3.
Just a community difference I guess.