Most of these planes are either as old or older with maybe one being younger than most of our JNCs 8) . Plus most if not all parts are remanufactured, so like an parts store alternator, it sometimes takes 3 or 4 times to get a functioning part.
This one is one of ours and it was manufactured in 1971 8)
Several months back, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force came out to visit with their own P-3s and compared to ours, you could very well tell they have a much higher standard to the cleanliness of the plane. They all looked brand new compared to ours :lol:.
Just thought I'd share.