Modern Warfare with a Boomer Airplane
The Boeing E-3, also known as the AWACS, is an American-Built aerial surveillance aircraft. It is most famous for the large spinning disc on the top of the aircraft, which houses equipment to scan the sky for aircraft. The E-3's main role is part of an aerial support system, which monitors the sky for all aircraft, and communicates information back to any friendly aircraft in the area. It has been in service with the USAF since 1977, making it 43 years old.
How to fly
Start with throttles around 40% with flaps between 1/16 and 1/2 down, and then increase throttle to between 90% and 100%. You can rotate anywhere between 130-140 knots. Climb out at 180 knots, until you are either far enough away from the airport or you turn out of your departure. Continue raising speed to 250 Knots. Retract flaps and landing lights as you pass 200 knots. Increase speed to 270 above 10,000, and switch from IAS to TAS above 18,000 feet.
At 18,000 feet, switch from TAS to IAS. Continue above 250 knots until 10,000 feet. At 10,000 feet, you can slow down to between 250-200 knots. I recommend you avoid flying below 200 knots until you are in the pattern to land, at which point you may fly as slow as 170 knots with flaps up to 3/8 down. Final landing speed should be lower than 150kts and higher than 130kts, with flaps between 3/4 and full.
~ACT5 activates the landing lights, make sure they are retracted above 200 knots or else you can pretend that you no longer have landing lights.
~NO STROBES! This is just because I couldnt find a video of a 707 with strobe lights so I assumed it doesnt have them.
~Use this Mach Table in order to find cruise speed in knots TAS. Find your altitude in thousands of feet, find the corresponding speed in knots, and multiply that by 0.82 to find your cruising speed (Optimal E-3 cruise speed is an absolutely stupidly slow Mach 0.48).
ACT1: Beacon Lights + Smoke (Smoke version only)
ACT2: Speed Brakes
ACT3: Reverse Thrust
ACT4: Taxi Lights + Wing Lights
ACT5: Landing Lights
ACT6: NAV Lights
Part of the 707 Series Collab, between me and @Zuig5
Thanks to @Thealban for the letters, which I stole and modified.
I wonder if Iran has an E-3?
- Power/Weight Ratio 2.394
- Wing Loading 46.5lbs/ft2 (227.1kg/m2)
- Wing Area 5,025.4ft2 (466.9m2)
- Drag Points 59522
- Number of Parts 1012
- Control Surfaces 0
- Performance Cost 4,323