Photos of the IAF’s first Phalcon AWACS KW-3551 at Air Force Station Agra. With blazing sunshine, she was almost invisible in the shade of her hangar, behind the Il-76 [correction, Il-78] parked outside, and especially from where I was standing. But after scanning closely, I was just about able to make out her radome and snapped off a few after getting in a little closer. This is the Phalcon’s special hangar, where, as you can see, the front part is much higher to accomodate the radome and a scaffold structure for maintenance. The rest of the hangar is the same height as the other Ilyushin-76/78 hangars. A full report shortly on Phalcon ops.
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