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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
USAF E-3 Sentry in flight,A Modified Boeing 707/320 Airborne warning and control system aircraft
USAF E-3 Sentry in flight,A Modified Boeing 707/320
Airborne warning and control system aircraft
USAF US AIR FORCE BOEING 707 E-3 Sentry Aircraft
The E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning and control system aircraft that provides all-weather surveillance, command, control and communications needed by commanders of U.S. and NATO air defense forces. As proven in Desert Storm, it is the premier air battle command and control aircraft in the world today. The E-3 Sentry is a modified Boeing 707/320 commercial airframe with a rotating radar dome. The dome is 30 feet in diameter, six feet thick, and is held 11 feet above the fuselage by two struts. It contains a radar subsystem that permits surveillance from the Earth's surface up into the stratosphere, over land or water. The radar has a range of more than 200 miles for low-flying targets and farther for aerospace vehicles flying at medium to high altitudes.