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Offline PR19_Kit

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Re: The 80's, the 90's and the new century
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2011, 02:12:48 am »
Beautiful work, mate!  One nit I must pick, however:  On the AWACS, the body of the aircraft would block the look-down aspect of the radar. 

Careful, this is Whiffworld and radar beams here can bend around things like wings and fuselages.............  ;)
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Re: The 80's, the 90's and the new century
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2011, 03:25:55 am »
I love that AWAKS  :wub: :bow:

It's a beauty! Fantastic work Russ.

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Re: The 80's, the 90's and the new century
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2011, 04:13:36 am »
Beautiful work, mate!  One nit I must pick, however:  On the AWACS, the body of the aircraft would block the look-down aspect of the radar. 

Careful, this is Whiffworld and radar beams here can bend around things like wings and fuselages.............  ;)
 
  Point taken, I do like the idea of a lower dish. Also, could be cool to instead have one at each wingtip....They would have to each spin outward or inwards to avoid putting goofy torques and gyroscopics into the travel.
 
  In a way, the dish is almost symbolic anyway, phased array tech could likely have the entire leading and trailing edge employed as a antenna. Supposedly there is some of this on the B-2, and it was a big cost - adder....
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Re: The 80's, the 90's and the new century
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2011, 04:15:34 am »
Best of luck with the "re-tooling"  :thumbsup:
 
  Many Thanks, am going to need it !
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Re: The 80's, the 90's and the new century
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2011, 04:22:25 am »
Will be looking forward to the `mods`.. :thumbsup:
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Re: The 80's, the 90's and the new century
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2011, 04:30:57 am »
Would have to build new. The BWB-AWCS is in another home, as are most of my fleet, I just have photos.
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