RB-45C Tornado Camera Ports Help Please

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RB-45C Tornado Camera Ports Help Please

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 9:41 am

February 14th, 2018, 10:32 pm #1

As well as guns, I'm looking for authoritative info on the location of camera ports for the RB-45C and whether or not they were shielded by retractable doors. All I have so far is photos of a couple of models and plans of the B-45C:











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Mark
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February 15th, 2018, 1:38 am #2

Try here:

http://www.avialogs.com/index.php/aircr ... b-45c.html

pg 68 of the manual, pg 92 of the reader, shows the camera locations. There is more info in the manual, like the tail gun position.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 5:31 am

I have that manual that Jari links to...

February 15th, 2018, 2:25 am #3

As well as guns, I'm looking for authoritative info on the location of camera ports for the RB-45C and whether or not they were shielded by retractable doors. All I have so far is photos of a couple of models and plans of the B-45C:










If you haven't used the link yet the flight manual says the doors are flush when not in use, retracted when used, and operated by the hydraulic system. It doesn't state whether the doors were solid (metal) or clear as seen in your model photos.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 9:41 am

Thanks Jari for the useful link. I would still like to try and get an...

February 15th, 2018, 2:50 am #4

Try here:

http://www.avialogs.com/index.php/aircr ... b-45c.html

pg 68 of the manual, pg 92 of the reader, shows the camera locations. There is more info in the manual, like the tail gun position.
external photo of the B/RB-45C tail gun turret.
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Mark
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 9:41 am

Thanks Ron, I assume solid.

February 15th, 2018, 2:50 am #5

If you haven't used the link yet the flight manual says the doors are flush when not in use, retracted when used, and operated by the hydraulic system. It doesn't state whether the doors were solid (metal) or clear as seen in your model photos.
Thanks Ron, I assume solid.
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Joined: July 27th, 2006, 11:17 pm

The door are solid, not clear. nm.

February 15th, 2018, 3:02 am #6

If you haven't used the link yet the flight manual says the doors are flush when not in use, retracted when used, and operated by the hydraulic system. It doesn't state whether the doors were solid (metal) or clear as seen in your model photos.
The door are solid, not clear. nm.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 9:41 am

Thanks Alan.

February 15th, 2018, 9:12 am #7

Thanks Alan.
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Mark
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