Sorry for probably being again too much critically, but as far as I remember these images were already shown long before the first P-1 was actually flying. As such I would take them with a huge grain of salt, maybe even more as fan-arts or simply what-ifs ! ???blackkite said:Hi! The artistic impressions for P-1 AEW from Japanese internet site.
red admiral said:Multiple AESA within a non-rotating rotodome (so that would be just a 'dome') will give 360 deg coverage. This is not possible with the Wedgetail/Erieye configuration.
Which have massively smaller apertures than the main array and resulting far smaller ranges. The result is a gap in coverage fore and aft of the aircraft.TomS said:There are endfire arrays in the top "surfboard" of the Wedgetail antenna system.
Thanks. I'd forgotten how powerful their CF-6 variant is and how big those thrust reversers are.large T/W ratio provided by the CF-6 engine maybe ? The T/W based on wiki shows 0.4. quite considerable slightly more than B-1B and Tu-160 while basically twice the commercial jetliner.How does the C-2 hit its STOL specs without an externally blown flap?