|Boeing E-3A Sentry (707-300) LX-N90447|
The Boeing E3 Sentry is an AWACS (Airborne Warning And Control System) aircraft developed from the Boeing 707 back in the 1970's. The last one was built in 1991, so the newest one is 30 years old. We think of the 707 as an airliner, but the first customer was the USAF (United States Air Force ) who bought the KC-135 aerial refueling tanker. So the first and last customers for the 707 were the military.
|Boeing E3 (77-0355)|
Half of the 68 units built went to the USAF, the rest went to other allied countries.
|Boeing JE-3 Sentry|
Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington
P.S. I added a new label, Aircraft Military Special, to cover military applications of what are essentially civilian airliners. There were getting to be too many and too hard to find.