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Old 08-09-2019, 02:53 PM   #27
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Radomes are very regularly painted
Yes, you are right. My statement was incorrect in that matter. But paint can very much affect radio waves if the paint contains conductive material such as metallic powder or graphite. But of course there are products for this application and radomes, fairings etc. are painted or coated regularly.

The Eurofighter's radome is also not painted and it is forbidden to apply any kind of paint, that is why I made that statement. Interestingly it appears to not be coated as well, bu it seems unlikely that they would leave it completely unprotected.

And if I think about it, the Starfighter's radome is painted, the Tornado's also. So yeah... you are correct.

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