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I canít imagine the aircraft being able to fly with that monster hanging underneath.  :o :o

Doesn't look much different to the EC-121 under fuselage radome for size to me ---

Saw one of these at the Glasgow show to-day and I would agree it looks about the same size as the EC-121 belly radome.


But did you see any Predators?  ;)
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I'd go with that, and a bit more aerodynamic too.  The bigger problem would be fitting the equipment and operators into the Vulcan's cramped cabin.
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I'd go with that, and a bit more aerodynamic too.  The bigger problem would be fitting the equipment and operators into the Vulcan's cramped cabin.


They could either go in the bomb bay, like the EB-47s, or in the nose where the original radar went.

OK, so those areas would need to be pressurised, but that'd be just a mere detail.  ;D ;D
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I'd go with that, and a bit more aerodynamic too.  The bigger problem would be fitting the equipment and operators into the Vulcan's cramped cabin.


They could either go in the bomb bay, like the EB-47s, or in the nose where the original radar went.

OK, so those areas would need to be pressurised, but that'd be just a mere detail.  ;D ;D

Now that I have a skid load of Airfix Nimrods, I had been wondering about what to do with the AiM vacuform kit I have. I came up with an idea what to do with it though. The idea is to use the fuselage instead of a Vulcans, I will adapt the Vulcan cockpit fairing/windshield and the forward fuselage in front of it to fit on top of the Nimrod fuselage ( the Vulcan fuselage became surplus to requirements on my Avro Atlantic project). I'll use the rear radome off the Vulcan and the fin too, the wings will be as the Vulcan B.2 but with some new inner engine section I'm working out how to make. Then alongside and on the bottom of the pannier I'll fit some long but not very wide flat bits of styrene card to represent the huge side-looking radar scanners the Brits were developing. The idea is the operators would then be in a larger fuselage.

Now this new radome of Spot-On's opens up another possibility ----- hmm! think on this I will --   ;D
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