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User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 424 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 745 times:


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President Bush meeting this morning with a NATO official says that NATO "AWACS" aircraft will soon be flying, keeping watch over the United States.

Will these be the 707-300 type shown above, as I assume this is the only type NATO has and where are these planes normally based at?

Thanks, Jeff

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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 736 times:

Doesn't USAF also have one (or more) 767 in AWACS configuration? I seem to recall seeing something like that...

User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 424 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 727 times:

I don't think so. I'm more familiar with Civil Aircraft but pretty sure all "AWACS" jets in the United States are the 707 type.

Jeff

User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6545 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 716 times:

I think that you refer to the NATO AWACS planes normally stationed in Europe. They are some of the last built 707-300 type planes with P&W PT3D engines, I think it's TF-30 in military designation.

For some reason they carry a civil registration in Luxembourg which has no air force. Don't know why. But at least that way it was avoided to fight over which air force they should belong to.

Crews are mixed from all NATO countries.

Don't know either where they are normally based, they probably never saw Luxembourg.

I heard that some of them will be on duty in the US while many USAF AWACS planes are at war.

Regards, Preben Norholm



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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 712 times:

Here is a link to Boeing's 767 AWACS product page:

767 AWACS

http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/infoelect/767awacs/

From reading the text it seems like Japan is the only customer so far. Looks like a neat aircraft, though.


User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 709 times:

Where will the NATO AWACS be based in the US?

User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 706 times:

USAF has no 767 AWACS.. They do, however, operate for Japan.

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 687 times:

Military aviation forum!

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/military


LY744.



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