E3CF

BOEING E-3D Sentry

Aircraft
Name
E-3D Sentry
Manufacturer
Body
Wide
Wing
Fixed Wing
WTC
H
APC
D
Type Code
L4J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Manufacturered as
BOEING Sentry (CFM56)
BOEING E-3D Sentry
BOEING E-3A (CFM56) Sentry
BOEING E-3F Sentry

E3CF

Airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft. In service since 1986 (E3D/F since 1992). Developed from E-3A standard Sentry for Saudi Arabia (E3/A) Royal Air Force (E-3D) and French Air Force (E3-F) with more powerful CFM engines and refueling probe. E-3D with wingtip mounted ESM pods. Operation radius for 10 hours patrol without refuelling.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
44.40 m
Length (metric)
46.60 m
Height (metric)
12.60 m
Powerplant

4 x 106.8 kN CFM 56-2A-2/3 turbofans.

Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
2500 m
MTOW
147200 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
478 kts
MACH
0.83
Ceiling
410
Range
4000 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
1100 m

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