Boeing P-8 Poseidon

P-8A Poseidon (Neg#: P8-A_index)

The Boeing P-8 Poseidon is a military aircraft currently being developed for the United States Navy. It is intended to conduct anti-submarine warfare, shipping interdiction, and to engage in an electronic intelligence (ELINT) role. This will involve carrying torpedoes, depth charges, AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons. It will also be able to drop and monitor sonobuoys. It is designed to operate in conjunction with the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle.



General characteristics

  • Crew: Flight: 2; Mission: 7
  • Length: 129 ft 5 in (39.47 m)
  • Wingspan: 123 ft 6 in (37.64 m)
  • Height: 42 ft 1 in (12.83 m)
  • Empty weight: 138,300 lb (62,730 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 188,200 lb (85,370 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2× CFM56-7B turbofan, 27,000 lbf (120 kN) each


  • Maximum speed: 490 knots (907 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 440 kn (815 km/h)
  • Service ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,500 m)


  • (5 internal and 6 external) Joint missiles, Mines and Torpedoes


  • Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar[32]
  • (Advanced Airborne Sensor surface search radar and SIGINT package to be follow on system)