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Postby Sploosher » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:45 am

I have been asked on a photo forum what the big black bulby thing is on this Sea King picture...... ;)

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I said that I don't have a clue, so said I would ask the people who know these things........ :D
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Re: big black bulby thing

Postby Aceyone » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:52 am

It's a big black bulby thing of course :p
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Re: big black bulby thing

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:15 pm

I always assumed it was some type of radome/radar (bag).
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Re: big black bulby thing

Postby Crew chief » Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:29 pm

Hihonyr8811 wrote:I always assumed it was some type of radome/radar (bag).

Correct :D

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Re: big black bulby thing

Postby Spitfire » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:11 pm

It's tilted backward on take off and rotated down after they are well in the air .. we see loads of them down here ...

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Re: big black bulby thing

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:46 pm

Here's an example (and shameless plug ;) ) of that ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ from my video of this years arrivals to Waddington. Go to about 21:40. You can see it rotated up for landing.

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Re: big black bulby thing

Postby Nickolas » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:34 pm

I thought it was connected to the onboard loo.
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