E6

BOEING E-6 Mercury

Aircraft
Name
E-6 Mercury
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
WTC
H
APC
C
Type Code
L4J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Manufacturered as
BOEING Mercury
BOEING E-6 Mercury

E6

Submarine communications and command post. Like the E-3 Sentry AWACS, the E-6 Mercury is adapted from Boeing's 707-320 commercial airliner. Only one version of the E-6 currently exists, the E-6B.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
45.20 m
Length (metric)
45.80 m
Height (metric)
12.90 m
Powerplant

4 x CFMI CFM-56-2A-2 high-bypass turbofans

Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
n/a
MTOW
153900 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
480 kts
MACH
0.83
Ceiling
400
Range
6560 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
n/a

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