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E-3 AWACS (Sentry) Airborne Warning and Control System

Function

Airborne surveillance and C3 command, contral and communication

E-3A Crew

17 (4 flight crew and 13 AWACS specialists)

E-3B and E-3C Crew

21 (4 flight crew and 17 AWACS specialists)

Wingspan

44.43m (145ft 9in)

Length

46.62m (152ft 11in)

Radome Height

12.5m (41ft 9in)

Radome Diameter

9.1m (30ft)

Radome Thickness

1.8m (6ft)

Radome Height Above Fuselage

3.35m (11ft)

Powerplant for Non-USA and Non-NATO Aircraft

4 x CFM-56-2 turbo fan engines

Thrust

24,000lb

Powerplant for USA and NATO Aircraft

4 x TF-33-PW-1 00A turbofan engines

Thrust

21,000lb

Speed

Over 800km/h (500mph)

Aircraft Ceiling

Over 10,670m (35,000ft)

Endurance

Over 11 hours, unrefuelled

Range

Over 9,250km (5,000nm)

Maximum Take-Off Weight

151,955kg (335,000lb)

Armament

None

USA

33

Saudi Arabia

5

NATO

17

France

4

UK

7
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