Lockheed S3s are called hoovers because of their distinctive engine sound, similar to vacuum cleaner noise.

Wing span: 69 feet
Length: 53 feet
Height: 23 feet
Weight: empty: 26,500 pounds
max takeoff: 52,539 pounds
Speed: 450 knots
Ceiling: 40,000 feet
Range: more than 2,300 nautical miles
Power plant: two GE TF34-GE-2 turbofan engines
Payload: ≈ 4,000 lbs.
Crew: four

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Last updated: 7 October 2005