E3TF

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 Sentry (TF33)
BOEING E-3A (TF33) Sentry
BOEING JE-3 Sentry
BOEING E-3C Sentry
BOEING E-3B Sentry

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 (metric)
44.40 m
Length (metric)
46.60 m
Height (metric)
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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