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"Radiation Hazard" Under The Wing - Why?  
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 7915 posts, RR: 12
Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

There's a "Radiation Hazard" warning sign under the wing of the Eurofighter, between the leading edge slats/flaps and the fuselage.

http://www.luftwaffe.de/fileserving/...e_popup.jpg?yw_repository=youatweb

Close up:

http://www.luftwaffe.de/fileserving/...e_popup.jpg?yw_repository=youatweb

(Didn't want to "steal" the pics, so I just linked to them)

Could anyone explain what kind of radiation emitting sensor is hidden there?


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User currently offlineBladeLWS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4416 times:

I can only imagine it must be for some sort of energy emitting device, like a jammer.

User currently offlineKingairTA From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4410 times:

I'd agree with BladeLWS. I'd guess some kind of high powered transmitter buried in the leading edge maybe from a pylon that isn't installed.

User currently offlineNomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1763 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4401 times:

That's not the symbol I'd expect for RF radiation. Maybe some AM241 in some sort of ionization/smoke detector.


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User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3186 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4390 times:



Quoting KingairTA (Reply 2):
I'd agree with BladeLWS. I'd guess some kind of high powered transmitter buried in the leading edge maybe from a pylon that isn't installed.

Yep.. and probably something in the microwave band, so likely a jammer. It certainly wouldn't be anything low frequency or power.



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User currently offlinePITIngres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1083 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4214 times:



Quoting Nomadd22 (Reply 3):
That's not the symbol I'd expect for RF radiation.

Indeed not. That's the ionizing-radiation symbol. You can crank microwaves up to cooking strength and beyond, but they aren't going to ionize anything. It's either X-rays or above, or a particle emitter such as Nomadd22's hypothesized smoke detector.



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User currently offlineAcheron From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

Nope, those are the RWR. The jammers are at the tip of the wings.



User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 7915 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3689 times:

Ok, thanks everyone.


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User currently offlineKingairTA From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

Maybe it's a label for some depleted uranium or something that is used for it's weight or something.

User currently offlineNomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1763 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3636 times:



Quoting KingairTA (Reply 8):
Maybe it's a label for some depleted uranium or something that is used for it's weight or something.

Depleted uranium isn't radioactive.
It could be an overuse of the symbol for a minor hazard. Stupid thing to do, but it happens.



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User currently offlineKingairTA From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3627 times:



Quoting Nomadd22 (Reply 9):
Quoting KingairTA (Reply 8):
Maybe it's a label for some depleted uranium or something that is used for it's weight or something.


Depleted uranium isn't radioactive.
It could be an overuse of the symbol for a minor hazard. Stupid thing to do, but it happens.

I used depleted uranium as an example and it can be very hasardous if you machine it. By machine it I mean drill holes in it, sand it, cut it etc. etc.


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