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Old 13th Feb 2006, 21:43
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Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Up north
Posts: 687

I promised myself that I wouldn't get into the us and them banter but I must correct you on the radar issue. The 360deg (minus a few degrees front and back) is far superior to the wx radar we have. As to your dig at processed radar they were going to fit the processed radar from the MK5 but found it eliminated too many targets that the raw radar showed so it was binned.

The MK3 radar with the coastal overlay is far superior for getting in close to a cliff on a dark foggy night when you have to move sideways because of the wind and obstacles. It is also safer as it is operated by the rearcrew allowing the 2 in the front to concentrate on flying. In my day it was PNF on instruments ready to fly away if it all went wrong and PF looking out for the lumpy bits that the rad op was directing you towards.

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