Just a semi-educated (OK, illiterate!) guess on my part, but it seems to me that the hydraulic system on a Hawkeye had to have been perfected early on
in its lifecycle, like fifty years ago. The mechanism must be a basic electrical signal activating hydraulics--nothing really electronically fancy
(Think of the systems on cars built in the sixties.) Although the radar electronics and ECM stuff must have been revised a zillion times since their
first deployments, it would seem unlikely that the wing deployment hydraulics would have been extensively revised. I admit to having seen Navy tech
manuals that are Rev 20, Change 54 (always when we needed Change 55), but still, I'm having a hard time envisioning a rev that would subject it to
advanced EMI. Wish we had a Hawkeye tech on board to advise.
edit on 12/15/2012 by schuyler because: (no reason given)