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Why The Long Radome/nose.  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

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What is the reason for a DC3 having a long nose.Whats the Equipment behind it.

Think of the brighter side!
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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

I think that was the old RCAF survey aircraft.

I belive that it had magnetic field detection gear onboard.

User currently offlineDerekF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 920 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Was it a test bed for the F-104 radar?

User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

That a/c (there were two) had the CF-104 radar system in it for training pilots. This one is Pinochio, the other was called Mollys Folly. I have flown on this a/c, as they were based at CFB Cold Lake. They were also used twice a week to transport people to Edmonton for medical appointments, or shopping, whatever. Pretty cold in the winter, I can tell you!

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

Nice pic and info

I've deployed up to Cold Lake for ex's and it is very COLD, I agree with Avt007!  Smile


User currently offlineMD11nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Has that thing been struck by lightning?? It seems to me, with a pointed nose like that, it acts as a perfect lightning attachment point.


User currently offlineFredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

Those concrete blocks the mounts are in probably add a bit of resistance between the aircraft and ground I'd say...


I thought I was doing good trying to avoid those airport hotels... and look at me now.
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