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Textron Scorpion attack aircraft.

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I see no guns.....

A L-39 with 2 engines and twin tails.....

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My pics from RIAT Fairford......

New_Scorpion_001.jpg

New_Scorpion_002.jpg

New_Scorpion_003.jpg

New_Scorpion_004.jpg

Ken

PS - Just noticed :doh: - no FLIR turret in the landing/taxying phoptos - but fitted in the static park - maybe just mockup - surely not retractable???

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My pics from RIAT Fairford......

New_Scorpion_001.jpg

New_Scorpion_002.jpg

New_Scorpion_003.jpg

New_Scorpion_004.jpg

Ken

PS - Just noticed :doh:/> - no FLIR turret in the landing/taxying phoptos - but fitted in the static park - maybe just mockup - surely not retractable???

If you read the webpage I posted in the opening post,you'll see that the FLIR turret is retractable into the nose & the's another position in the rear,as well as a bomb bay

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If you read the webpage I posted in the opening post,you'll see that the FLIR turret is retractable into the nose & the's another position in the rear,as well as a bomb bay

It's a sensor/fuel bay, not a weapons bay. It's a bay that accepts a variety of sensor and/or fuel arrangements but has no doors or stores stations internally.

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But...where does the GAU-8 go?

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If you read the webpage I posted in the opening post,you'll see that the FLIR turret is retractable into the nose & the's another position in the rear,as well as a bomb bay

Thanks 'spike7451'

But someone who watched the Scorpion being prep'd for its flight to Farnborough, reports that the FLIR turret is currently a mock up and was removed for the flight.

Interesting plane though.......

Ken

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