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BOEING E-3D Sentry

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Name E-3D Sentry
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Wide
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Heavy
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group 4

Manufacturered as:

BOEING E-3D Sentry
BOEING E-3A (CFM56) Sentry
BOEING E-3F Sentry
BOEING Sentry (CFM56)

BOEING E-3D Sentry

BOEING E-3D Sentry BOEING E-3D Sentry 3D


Airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft. In service since 1986 (E3D/F since 1992). Developed from E-3A standard Sentry for Saudi Arabia (E3/A) Royal Air Force (E-3D) and French Air Force (E3-F) with more powerful CFM engines and refueling probe. E-3D with wingtip mounted ESM pods. Operation radius for 10 hours patrol without refuelling.

Technical Data

Wing span 44.4 m145.669 ft <br />
Length 46.6 m152.887 ft <br />
Height 12.6 m41.339 ft <br />
Powerplant 4 x 106.8 kN CFM 56-2A-2/3 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 478 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 2500 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 1100 m
MTOW 147200147,200 kg <br />147.2 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL410 ROD ft/min APC D
WTC H Range 40004,000 nm <br />7,408,000 m <br />7,408 km <br />24,304,461.96 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving E3CF

None on SKYbrary