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E-3A Sentry AWACS 1/100 552d Air Control Wing (Tinker AFB)

$269.95

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E-3A Sentry AWACS 1/100 552d Air Control Wing (Tinker AFB)

 

 

Dimensions:

  • WINGSPAN: 18 INCHES;
  • LENGTH: 19 INCHES;
  • SCALE: 1/100.

 

The Boeing E-3 Sentry is an American airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft developed by Boeing. E-3s are commonly known as AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System). Derived from the Boeing 707, it provides all-weather surveillance, command, control, and communications, and is used by the United States Air Force, NATO, Royal Air Force, French Air and Space Force, and Royal Saudi Air Force. The E-3 is distinguished by the distinctive rotating radar dome (rotodome) above the fuselage. Production ended in 1992 after 68 aircraft had been built.

In the mid-1960s, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) was seeking an aircraft to replace its piston-engined Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star, which had been in service for over a decade. After issuing preliminary development contracts to three companies, the USAF picked Boeing to construct two airframes to test Westinghouse Electric and Hughes's competing radars. Both radars used pulse-Doppler technology, with Westinghouse's design emerging as the contract winner. Testing on the first production E-3 began in October 1975.

Handcrafted by a series of master craftsmen using only the highest grade materials. Each product is identical to the plane's original blueprint. Truly a fusion of art and history, a museum quality masterpiece unmatched by another model producing company on earth.

The perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast, history buff, military personnel, or collector This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!

 

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E-3A Sentry AWACS 1/100 552d Air Control Wing (Tinker AFB)

E-3A Sentry AWACS 1/100 552d Air Control Wing (Tinker AFB)

$269.95