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RADAR on Hastings


Relate your experiences with the RADAR on Hastings aircraft



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This is a broad subject which I think breaks into three catagories.

Weather Radar

Two of the A&AEE Boscombe Down based fleet, TG500 and TG502, were both fitted with Ekco weather radar in nose mounted radomes.

A MET1 of 202 Sqn TG565 was fitted with Ekco weather radar in a nose radome for trials by A&AEE and was then returned to service with 202 Sqn, keeping it radome until retirement.

The RAE Farnborough, Meteorological Flight TG618 had a pod mounted under the nose, reported as housing weather radar although also said to be a sampling pod.   

Bombing Radar Trainers

Eight T5's were produced by modification from C1 or MET1 aircraft by fitting H2s bombing radar. 

TG503, TG505, TG511, TG517, TG518, TG521, TG529, TG553

Research/Trials Radar 

Numerous Hastings carried differing types of radar during tests and trials.  

TG503, TG514, WD480, WD482, WD496,WD499 are the ones I know of, probably not complete. 

 

Richard



-- Edited by Sandown on Monday 23rd of November 2015 08:33:41 PM

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Thanks for the info Richard, pic of 502 here http://handleypagehastings.activeboard.com/t57712374/hastings-tg502/ 



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