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Old 9th Aug 2015, 07:12
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Front Stands
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Looking at the amount of damage that radome has suffered I would say that what you can see is actually the face of the radar dish itself.

Have a look at this picture of an a320 undergoing a major maintenance check. With the nose lifted up to allow access to the radar and look at the protector strips (not sure of the exact technical name sorry, but thats what they're for ) of the bottom one which is exactly in the middle at the top of the radome on this picture, and compare them to how much they have been bent and warped in the damaged photo.

It looks to me by the ammount that these have been bent that the radome has actually been punctured allowing access to the radar dish.


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