This Boeing/Westinghouse E-3A AWACS U.S. Air Force aircraft model is in 1:100 scale. This spectacular model has a wingspan of 17 1/2" and is 18 1/2" in length. The Boeing E-3 sentry is a military airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft that provides all-weather surveillance, command, control and communications to the United States, United Kingdom, France, NATO and other air defense forces. The E-3 offers superior surveillance capabilities. The E-3 Sentry is a modified Boeing 707-320B Advanced Commercial Airframe. It is a militarized version of the Boeing 707-320B commercial jetliner airframe.
The USAF E-3 fleet completed its largest upgrade which is the Block 30/35 Modification in 2001. The four enhancements were the Electronic Support Measures (ESM) for passive detection, Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) to provide secure, anti-jam communication, memory capability enhancement in the computer and Global Positoning System (GPS).
E-3 Sentry aircraft were among the first to deploy during Operation Shield where they immediately established an around-the-clock radar screen to defend against Iraqi forces. In its strategic defense role, the E-3 provides the means to detect, identify, track and intercept airborne threats.
The E-10 MC2A, based upon the Boeing 767-400ER airframe, was intended to replace the United States operated E-3 (along with the RC-135 and the E-8 Oint STARS), but budget cutbacks have clouded its future.
Production ended in 1992 after 68 had been built.
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, the majority of these beautiful replica models are hand sculptured by master craftsmen who use premium treated Philippine mahogany wood. Each model passes through several stages of sanding and priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
All models come with a mahogany display stand to present your aircraft in style! Perfect item or gift for that Military Aviation memorabilia or Aircraft Model enthusiast! Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!