Chinese AWACS, Kong Jiang-1

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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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aircav said:
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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Super photos, many thanks for sharing. ;D
All the best
Steve
 

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Thanks for those photos !

What puzzles me, is the object in the nose. Isn't that
a bomb sight ? In an AEW aircraft ? ???
 

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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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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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It is on show in Chiese Aviation Museum in BEIJING...


 

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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 ?
 

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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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