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Offline aircav

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Chinese AWACS, Kong Jiang-1
« on: November 06, 2010, 03:19:54 am »
Hi All,
I'm looking for some interior photo's of the Chinese Tu-4/B-29 AWACS, the Kong Jiang-1, especially the electronics's section where all the radar operator's sat as I'm not even sure if that was in a modified bomb bay or in the mid gunners/bunk section.
Thanks for looking and all the best
Steve

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Re: Chinese AWACS, Kong Jiang-1
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 06:12:38 am »
Hi All,
I'm looking for some interior photo's of the Chinese Tu-4/B-29 AWACS, the Kong Jiang-1, ....


Me too !!! ... bau as far as I know, I've never seen any .

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Re: Chinese AWACS, Kong Jiang-1
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 01:04:04 pm »
interior pics of KJ-1

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Re: Chinese AWACS, Kong Jiang-1
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011, 01:07:00 pm »
pics

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Re: Chinese AWACS, Kong Jiang-1
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2011, 01:08:33 pm »
pics

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Re: Chinese AWACS, Kong Jiang-1
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2011, 01:17:12 pm »
Super photos, many thanks for sharing.  ;D
All the best
Steve

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Re: Chinese AWACS, Kong Jiang-1
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 03:12:21 am »
Thanks for those photos !

What puzzles me, is the object in the nose. Isn't that
a bomb sight ?   In an AEW aircraft ?   ???
« Last Edit: April 04, 2011, 03:14:04 am by Jemiba »
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Re: Chinese AWACS, Kong Jiang-1
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 06:57:00 am »
Actually I think that's not too strange !

The KJ-1 was nothing more than a testbed converted / based on a retired Tu-4. As such I think they simply left as much of the original airframe ...

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Re: Chinese AWACS, Kong Jiang-1
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2011, 03:21:11 am »
Probably right, but hopefully they at least locked the bomb bay doors. Could ruin the
day for the radar operators, if someone in the cockpit accidentally pushes the wrong lever !  ;D
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Re: Chinese AWACS, Kong Jiang-1
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2011, 08:50:50 pm »
It is on show in Chiese Aviation Museum in BEIJING...


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Re: Chinese AWACS, Kong Jiang-1
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 11:26:58 am »
Thanks to Jemiba for the link to the thread. I'm growing interested in the Chinese Tu-4s story. What is the best source of information on the subject ?
Conservatoire de l'Air et de l'Espace d'Aquitaine
http://www.caea.info/en/plan.php

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Re: Chinese AWACS, Kong Jiang-1
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2018, 04:45:38 am »
Im curious tho what kind of Radar the Chinese plan for the KJ-1. All i heard however that it was cancelled for being too heavy.

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Apparently Globalsecurity host quite interesting insight on this aircraft and its history.

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/kj-1.htm

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