BOEING E-3 Sentry

Aircraft
Name: 
E-3 Sentry
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Wide
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
WTC
H
APC
D
Type Code: 
L4J
Engine: 
Jet
Engine Count: 
Multi
Manufacturered as
BOEING E-3A (TF33) Sentry
BOEING E-3B Sentry
BOEING E-3C Sentry
BOEING JE-3 Sentry
BOEING Sentry (TF33)

E3TF

Airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft. In service since 1977. Based on BOEINGs 707-320 airframe. Developed as replacement for LOCKHEED Super Constellation based EC-121 Warning Star. Operational radius for 10 hour patrol without refuelling. Upgraded to E-3B with limited maritime surveillance capability and ECM resistant communication equipment. Later upgraded to E-3C with more operation consoles operated by USA and NATO.

Technical Data
Wing span: 
44.40 m
Length: 
46.60 m
Height: 
12.70 m
Powerplant: 

4 x 93.4 kN Pratt & Whitney TF33-PW-100 turbofans.

Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
n/a
Distance: 
2500 m
MTOW: 
151900 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: 
5000 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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