Aviation Photo #0775851 Tupolev Tu-95MS - Russia - Air Force

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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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    Mark Carlisle
    Russia - Air Force
    Tupolev Tu-95MS
    Tupolev Tu-95/142
    Tupolev Tu-95/142
    20 black
    United Kingdom
    July 1993
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Photo Added: February 11, 2005

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11 years ago
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
10 years ago
The faceted hemisphere is a radar warning antenna. Detects incoming radar signals.

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