E-3 Sentry (AWACS) at Mindenhall Air Force Base

E-3 Sentry (AWACS) at Mindenhall Air Force Base (Google Maps)
No Thumbnail
No Thumbnail
Google Maps Google Maps Bing Maps Bing Maps Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps
View in Google Earth
By kjfitz @ 2006-01-17 00:43:36
The E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning and control system (AWACS) 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 (9.1 meters) in diameter, six feet (1.8 meters) thick, and is held 11 feet (3.3 meters) 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 (320 kilometers) for low-flying targets and farther for aerospace vehicles flying at medium to high altitudes. The radar combined with an identification friend or foe subsystem can look down to detect, identify and track enemy and friendly low-flying aircraft by eliminating ground clutter returns that confuse other radar systems.
Views by date
800
views
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10
2.0 (3 votes)

Comments

Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload
Nearby maps
Two RC-135 Rivet Joint
KC-135 Stratotanker
A Mickey Mouse airfield? Is Dumbo in one of the hangars?
RAF Mildenhall
USAF Special Operations Lockheed MC-130 (352 SOG)
Welcome to Riverside Island Marina
Hawker Hunter F.6
Hawker Hunter F.6
Isleham Priory Church
F-111, F-4C, F-15A and a replica Spitfire IX
Herringswell Manor, Bury St Edmunds, England
F-100 Super Sabre
Similar maps
VC-25A / 747-200B (Air Force One)
Grumman TS-2A (FF) N406DF / 73
JANET Airlines
SR-71
U2 Spy Plane
Anatov-124
U-2 Spyplane Under Cover
KJ-200 Y-8 Chinese AWACS 'Balanc Beam Testbed'
Lockheed Martin F-35 "Lightning II"
Tupolev Tu-160SK "Burlak"
F/A-22 Flying Test Bed (FTB)
EC-135A 'Rivet Digger'
Share: