ZuluAviator994 From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 510 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2694 times:
I visited the SAC Museum in Omaha today (It's wonderful IMO), and the Museum is restoring a B-29. My brother and I were wondering, where is the Bombing Radar located? We thought maybe between the bomb-bays, but weren't sure.
Thanks in advance.
P.S: If this is posted in the wrong forum, please just delete.
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"The radar antenna for this unit was housed inside a retractable 30-inch hemispherical radome located between the bomb bays and protruding below the fuselage a couple of feet when extended. Later in the war, the AN/APQ-7 Eagle radar unit was used. The Eagle antenna was mounted in a wing-shaped housing installed underneath the forward section of the fuselage. The unit was also devised by Bell Labs and MIT, and was manufactured by Western Electric."
The 4 crew rest bunks in the waist were replaced by the radar operator's station.