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User currently offlineVS340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

I just saw this picture and I am wondering what the purpose of tis aircraft is and what exactly all the modifications done to it are for. I was just wondering if someone knew?


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User currently offlineStartknob From Germany, joined May 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

AFAIK thiese 737-drivates are with the RAAF - their EWACS / AEW - there sould be around five of them.
More info under:
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/e-737-pics.htm
On this site (links are right) also background info,tech specs etc.

Best Regards,

Kojak


[Edited 2004-05-22 04:50:10]


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2922 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Come on over to the Military forum, we have a thread already started on it!


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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5386 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

One correction, the Wedgetail isn't really an AWACS as it's not really meant to control fighters on an intercept, but is more an AEW aircraft.


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User currently offlineStartknob From Germany, joined May 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

@Garnetpalmetto: Oops, sorry, you're totally right.
Thanks

Kojak



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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5386 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

No worries, kojak. The AWACS acronym is so pervasive that anytime we see a radome attached to a converted passenger aircraft we're tempted to refer to it as an AWACS  Smile


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

#1 Yes- Come to the Military forum.

2- The Wedgetail, of which we are training their crews as we speak, will have ten scopes, with 7 normally manned. Two of those will normally have weapons controllers working intercepts, but of course as GP said AEW and surveillance is the main function. Datalinks will be the biggest 'new' option for the Aussies.

Turkey is buying the airplane also (if the money doesn't run out).

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, I'd like to supersize that with a diet coke


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