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What Is This Device In The Cockpit For?  
User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3754 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5784 times:

If you look at the photos below, you will see some sort of "viewing" devices in the centre of the centre console. It looks like it is some sort of radar/nav-aid viewing screen. It has a bellows which leads to me to believe again that it is so sort of focused screen.

What is it?

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Photo © Alexander Tarasenkov - St.Petersburg Spotters

[Edited 2010-01-16 16:03:41]

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5764 times:

My guess would be radar.. remember.. it's old school Russian....

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2891 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5721 times:

I would also guess weather radar.

User currently offlineSirThomas From UK - England, joined Jul 2009, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5695 times:

Yep, thats the good ol' fashioned weather radar that pretty much all of the soviet aircraft had in that era...
(I severely doubt many of them still work very well though  Big grin)


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5539 times:


Looks like Weather radar.

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