Boeing E-3 Sentry

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Boeing E-3B
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Landing of an E-3B in NATO livery.
Landing of an E-3B in NATO livery.
Type AWACS aircraft, Military aircraft
Configuration Low wing aircraft
Propulsion Quadjet (Jet aircraft, Four-engine aircraft)
Manufacturer Boeing
Author(s)
  • Innis Cunningham
  • Vivian Meazza
  • David Culp
  • Julien Pierru
FDM JSBSim
--aircraft= E3B
Status Early production
Development
 Website The website for the Boeing E-3B developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Boeing E-3B.
Download Download the Boeing E-3B aircraft package for the current stable release (2017.2).
License GPLv2+

The Boeing E-3 Sentry is an American military airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft that provides all-weather surveillance, command, control and communications, to the United States, United Kingdom, France, Saudi Arabia, and NATO air defense forces. Production ended in 1992 after 68 had been built.

Design

The E-3 as equipped in USAF and NATO service can fly without refueling for 8 hours or 4000 miles, whilst newer examples in British, French and Saudi service, equipped with CFM56-2 engines can fly for 10 hours or 5000 miles without refuelling. Its range and on-station time can be increased through inflight refueling and the use of an on-board crew rest area. The range and loiter time can be used to alter the flight plan as required for operation reasons.

Variants

There is currently one variant modeled in FlightGear:

  • E-3B