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Current and Finished Projects => Physical Models => Aero-space => Topic started by: Whitta on March 14, 2021, 03:58:48 AM

Title: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: Whitta on March 14, 2021, 03:58:48 AM
One of the proposals for Airborne Early Warning offered up to the RAF came from Lockheed. A combination of Hawkeye radars and P3 airframe would have made possible a quick entry into service. I used a Hasegawa P-3/CP-140 kit, and a Fujimi Hawkeye radome. Serials and markings by Xtradecal sheets. ZA423 came from a blackout batch for Harriers.
Unfortunately, due to a flying book accident, I no longer have this build. :(

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51033401047_10ff2e0b22_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKDw9X)ORION07 (https://flic.kr/p/2kKDw9X) by Tony Whittingham (https://www.flickr.com/photos/152599928@N03/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51033401077_cad5a378dd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKDwat)ORION06 (https://flic.kr/p/2kKDwat) by Tony Whittingham (https://www.flickr.com/photos/152599928@N03/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51033401017_5c399b3b42_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKDw9r)ORION08 (https://flic.kr/p/2kKDw9r) by Tony Whittingham (https://www.flickr.com/photos/152599928@N03/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: Kerick on March 14, 2021, 05:14:19 AM
Great looking aircraft!
Didnít DEA or some other agency have something like this?
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: Whitta on March 14, 2021, 05:35:08 AM
Hi Kerick,
Youíre right. The DEA does have a similar Orion, on which I based this Whiff. I plan on re - doing this aircraft, as I really liked the look of it.
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: Kerick on March 14, 2021, 05:57:56 AM
Hereís one from Dept of Customs and Border Protection.
https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2017-Jan/FS_2017_P3%20AEW_.pdf (https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2017-Jan/FS_2017_P3%20AEW_.pdf)
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: Buzzbomb on March 14, 2021, 06:05:37 AM
Looks like a natural. Nice work
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: KiwiZac on March 14, 2021, 08:15:44 AM
I plan on re - doing this aircraft, as I really liked the look of it.
Please do, this is beautiful! The hemp scheme really works.
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: Frank3k on March 14, 2021, 08:22:42 AM
It looks great with the radome - for sure, remake it.
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: Old Wombat on March 14, 2021, 10:44:11 AM
Agree with the others & would love to see the build reborn! 8)
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: kitnut617 on March 14, 2021, 10:46:04 PM
Very nice job on that  :smiley:  I've got a similar plan but using one of my 1/72 Vickers Vanguard kits
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 15, 2021, 01:58:30 AM
 :smiley:


Now though I have three other ideas in my mind:

Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: ChernayaAkula on March 15, 2021, 05:08:42 AM
Neat!  :smiley:

What Greg said re ideas: this really gets the creative juices flowing.
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: Volkodav on March 15, 2021, 06:31:55 PM
Very nice!

I have a 1/144 Vickers Vanguard and an Hawkeye in the same scale for something similar.
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: The Big Gimper on March 15, 2021, 10:11:59 PM
Great job Tony!

I have the same idea but with a Dash-8.
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: tsrjoe on October 14, 2021, 12:59:26 AM
Farnbrough Air Sciences Trust Museum ...
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 14, 2021, 02:02:53 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: Kerick on October 14, 2021, 07:48:27 AM
How about a P-3 with a wedgetail antenna?
Title: Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
Post by: finsrin on October 14, 2021, 01:20:34 PM
How about a P-3 with a wedgetail antenna?

Sure - why not !