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737 Wedgetail

Sat May 22, 2004 11:35 am

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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startknob
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RE: 737 Wedgetail

Sat May 22, 2004 11:43 am

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.

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Kojak


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RE: 737 Wedgetail

Sat May 22, 2004 11:54 am

Come on over to the Military forum, we have a thread already started on it!
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RE: 737 Wedgetail

Sat May 22, 2004 12:04 pm

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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RE: 737 Wedgetail

Sat May 22, 2004 12:16 pm

@Garnetpalmetto: Oops, sorry, you're totally right.
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RE: 737 Wedgetail

Sat May 22, 2004 12:25 pm

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
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RE: 737 Wedgetail

Sat May 22, 2004 11:21 pm

#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).

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