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BOEING E-6 Mercury

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Name E-6 Mercury
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Heavy
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group 4

Manufacturered as:

BOEING E-6 Mercury
BOEING Mercury

BOEING E-6 Mercury

BOEING E-6 Mercury


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 45.2 m148.294 ft
Length 45.8 m150.262 ft
Height 12.9 m42.323 ft
Powerplant 4 x CFMI CFM-56-2A-2 high-bypass turbofans
Engine model

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 480 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.83 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 153900153,900 kg
153.9 tonnes
Ceiling FL400 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 65606,560 nm
12,149,120 m
12,149.12 km
39,859,317.614 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving E6

None on SKYbrary