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AEW 707 Conway; For the Airfix 707-420 kit
Topic Started: May 13 2015, 07:28 PM (341 Views)
thomasweir
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One of many proposals for a modern AEW to enter service with the RAF in the 70's some bright spark decided sticking the Sentrys rotodome onto the ex BEA/British Airways 707-420 was a brilliant and cheap idea.


Hot off the casting production line of S&M models is this conversion for the Airfix 707.
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The conversion consists of a small decal sheet. I presume the passenger windows would be painted over.
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Rotodome and ECM pods
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Supports, ariel's and a refueling probe.
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Edited by thomasweir, May 13 2015, 07:36 PM.
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Boeing EC-137C, 8Sqn RAF 1975
(Boeing 707-420 AEW Conway)

The RAF’s first private finance initiative converting British Airtours 707’s to an AEW platform with the E-8A’s rotodome. Due to a clerical error the RAF found that they had the lease of them from Monday to Friday tea time, the rest of the time spent having to fly holiday makers to sunny resorts!

One of the many true mad ideas from the MOD in the 70’s to provide AEW cover for the British Isles.

Airfix Craftmaster 707 Air Force 1 kit with S & M Conway conversion kit and Airdecal/ S&M decals.
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Apologies to Mel for not putting the pods on straight.
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Bizarrely at this year's TAS Festival an RAF Voyager arrived in jet2.com livery full of returning holiday makers with its air refuelling pods still attached!
Edited by thomasweir, Jul 23 2017, 09:40 PM.
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ants models

https://www.airtanker.co.uk/news-centre/news-item/2017/05/18/new-a330-200-acmi-lease-agreed-with-jet2.com
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They didn't expect to be refueling a brace of typhoons over the North Sea ;)
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