Wedgetail Ready

wedgetail.jpg The RAAF has taken delivery of it’s first 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEWC) pictured above and described here. The project, nicknamed Wedgetail, after the Australian eagle, has become a model designation as Boeing sell the package to other nations as well. We will no doubt hear the term Wedgetail for some years to come. The ‘Wedgie’ will be famous He should be famous too, the old Wedgetail. He looks fairly tame on the roost with leather straps but in the wild with his 2 metre plus wing span and attention-grabbing call he’s a main player IMG_0080.JPG How’s this for a ‘don’t mess with me’ look? There is just no way these guys ever look disinterested. They always look like they are contemplating tearing your arms off and eating them. I took the photo in Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory last year.

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