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20 black (cn 34108) Looks like some kind of "Star Trek" adversary. (I'd appreciate any opinions as to the function of the faceted hemisphere forward of the gear well.)
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A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed September 12, 2007:
The faceted hemisphere is a radar warning antenna. Detects incoming radar signals.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Lookng at western maritime patrol aircraft, it has the same sort of hemisphere, and i think it is a look-down radar...and as one of the roles of the Tu-95 is maritime patrol, it could well be a look down radar

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