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B-29 Bombing Radar  
User currently offlineZuluAviator994 From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 510 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3020 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.
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User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 930 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

From: http://flgrube1.tripod.com/id26.html

"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.

[Edited 2008-07-02 15:35:00]

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