Author Topic: Lockheed Orion AEW 1  (Read 793 times)

Offline Whitta

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Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« 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. :(

ORION07 by Tony Whittingham, on Flickr

ORION06 by Tony Whittingham, on Flickr

ORION08 by Tony Whittingham, on Flickr


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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2021, 05:14:19 AM »
Great looking aircraft!
Didnít DEA or some other agency have something like this?

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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2021, 05:57:56 AM »

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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2021, 06:05:37 AM »
Looks like a natural. Nice work

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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2021, 08:22:42 AM »
It looks great with the radome - for sure, remake it.

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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2021, 10:44:11 AM »
Agree with the others & would love to see the build reborn! 8)
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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2021, 01:58:30 AM »
 :smiley:


Now though I have three other ideas in my mind:

  • RCAF CP-140 version of above
  • RAAF version of above
  • RAF version but with Marconi radar from Nimrod AEW3 fitted instead.
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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2021, 05:08:42 AM »
Neat!  :smiley:

What Greg said re ideas: this really gets the creative juices flowing.
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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2021, 10:11:59 PM »
Great job Tony!

I have the same idea but with a Dash-8.
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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2021, 12:59:26 AM »
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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2021, 02:02:53 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2021, 07:48:27 AM »
How about a P-3 with a wedgetail antenna?

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Re: Lockheed Orion AEW 1
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2021, 01:20:34 PM »
How about a P-3 with a wedgetail antenna?

Sure - why not !