747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3914 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4022 times:
I was reading somewhere that air superiority fighter work with AWACS aircraft to do there job. So I was thinking how would a F-15 or F-22A work with a E-3 Sentry, and how many fighter a E-3 Sentry can support?
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4001 times:
THe airshow answer is over 100. Normally as a senior director I have 6 controllers each with a piece of the air pie divided up for control. A/R, OCA, TST, DCA, HVAA and an Assist. But depends on the mission.
Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Texas-It's bigger than France
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3843 times:
Don't forget, from an equipment position, there are different versions of the E-3 AWACS. The USAF version is, most likely, the most capable, followed by the RAF version, NATO version, French version, the JDF E-767, then the RSAF version. But, I would guess all versions could easily handle over 100 fighters each. I would guess the USN and IDF E-2C Hawkeyes, and the RAAF Wedgetail would have similar capabilities.