PLA AEW&C, SIGINT, EW and MPA thread

Discussion in 'Air Force' started by Sczepan, Nov 30, 2005.

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    With the serial number 82039 - aka no. 09 - already the 9th KQ-200 ASW was spotted for the 3rd Naval Air Division assigned to the STC.

    The so far highest number spotted within this NAD was no. 82034.

    Image by SS7D-0027 via JP/Jetphotos

    KQ-200 82039 - 20190430 xs.jpg
     
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    So how many have been built reading the serial number 34?
     
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    I think we are into double figures for most of the special mission aircraft

    Y-8Q, Y9JZ and definitely into the 20s for the KJ-500 AWACS

    handful of Y-9DZ, Y9-XZ and Y-9G

    overall good distribution of units of Y-9 platform and Y-8 category III

    not to mention large production of the Y-9 transport
     
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    34 is not the serial ... it's 09, always the third and fifth digit.
     
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    interesting and it gets better

    Also the one in the yellow primer (left) is a KJ-500 AWACS, we just can't see the rotodome due the tail of the foreground Y-8

    so from left to right

    KJ-500, KJ-500, KQ-200, Y-9G, Y-9G
     
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    I know the focus is on the background birds but you know I kinda always have a soft spot for those old glass nosed birds.
     
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    same here. i remember seeing pixs of the couple of Y-8's sold to Venezuela and i loved that retro look inside with all the gauges and glass cone.
     
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    High-resolution magazine scans of Y-8Q...

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    Thats a long boom...! Must be really hard while taking off and landing to avoid a tailstrike.
     
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    Is it fixed Or retractable?
     

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