Boeing E-3 Sentry

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Boeing E-3 Sentry
NATO Boeing E-3 Sentry in flight.
Role AWACS aircraft
National origin USA.
Manufacturer Boeing
First flight 1976
Introduction 1977
Status Active
Primary user US Air Force
Number built 68 examples.

The Boeing E-3 Sentry is a military aircraft. It is used as AWACS by US Air Force, NATO and three foreign operators: France, Saudi Arabia, and the UK. It is a military variant of the famous Boeing 707 airliner.

This kind of aircraft was used in the Gulf War, as well as in the War in Afghanistan.