Remarks: The specially modified version of the Dornier Do228 for the Indian Coast Guard equipped to perform maritime surveillance.The hump below the fuselage is a 360 degree surveillance radar.Also , fitted on the aircraft is a FLIR , a high power searchlight and a Omega Navigation System.
Remarks: Twin engine turboprop, logistic air support staff transport aircraft of German origin capable of carrying 19 passengers or 2057 kg freight. It has a max speed of 428 km/hr. Seen here is the coast guard variant with a surface scanning device.
Remarks: A member of Sq. 744 based out of Chennai. Equipped with a 360° maritime Super Marecradar with a scanning range of 475 km, pollution sensors. The aircraft is also equipped with bubble windows (the 2nd and the last windows) for enabling crew to take photos.
Remarks:First shot of this registration in Jetphotos.net database. Indian-Coast Guard Dornier 228-201 on Final to runway 07 at Chennai International Airport. First catch of the Indian-Coast Guard Dornier aircraft for me. Dedicating this shot to fellow API Member Bala Vignesh Medha who is fond of these Do-228s!
Remarks: One seriously souped up little Dornier. Check out the lower fuselage. I believe the big black fixture is a Sonar - Not sure what the little bulbular outgrowth near it is (can someone explain? :-). Also note the missile mounts on the wings. Showing probably the close relationship with the navy and other armed forces. This was easily my shot of the day :-) I also believe this is the first shot of this aircraft to this db.