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Old 02-16-2009, 04:55 PM   #11461
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This one should be fairly easy: What is it called and what does it do?
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:19 AM   #11462
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AWACS jet, used for airborne surveillance and command and control?

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Old 02-17-2009, 01:21 AM   #11463
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AWACS jet, used for airborne surveillance and command and control?

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Not an AWACS. AWACS was a 707 platform (767 for Japan, which as an aside, I was part of the Boeing sales team)
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:27 AM   #11464
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Not an AWACS. AWACS was a 707 platform (767 for Japan, which as an aside, I was part of the Boeing sales team)
AWACS has a big saucer shaped radome on a couple of struts on the back part of the fuselage.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:13 AM   #11465
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It's a Nimrod R1, or MRA4, the RAF uses them.
The world's only jet powered maritime patrol & anti submarine warfare aircraft.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:00 AM   #11466
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It's a Nimrod R1, or MRA4, the RAF uses them.
The world's only jet powered maritime patrol & anti submarine warfare aircraft.

Very good. It won't be the only jet powered maritime patrol aircraft for long, though. The 737-based P-8 is starting to enter it's test phase.

My company had a lot of people in the UK working on a Nimrod upgrade program.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:10 PM   #11467
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Where is this & why are statue's eyes covered?
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:23 PM   #11468
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Four Rivers fountain in Rome. The Niles eyes are covered to avoid seeing the structural defects in the church.
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Four Rivers fountain in Rome. The Niles eyes are covered to avoid seeing the structural defects in the church.
It is indeed The Fountain Of Four Rivers, however, the statues were completed a year before the church was built.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:45 PM   #11470
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It is indeed The Fountain Of Four Rivers, however, the statues were completed a year before the church was built.
Then I was misinformed about the reason for the covered eyes.
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