how did I miss this topic anyway...
Chesire- the E-3B does not have the AN
/APY-2 it still has the AN
We have ten C models with the -2. The Maritime cape that comes with the AN
/APY-2 ads very little extra weight. Both US B and C models have 14 scopes, no AWACS have 19 consoles for control.
There is no major weight changes from the A to B/C models even with the PDS changes, because RSIP has reduced cabinets and weight inside the aircraft so the change is nill.
The biggest increase in weight is when we add the 4 J-Compartment seats, with 4 more pax and/or gear.
Computer and radar weight has not changed fromthe A to B/C models. Our MGW
can be over 340K .
The Brit E-3D with 9 consoles is getting the 5 extra consoles which will ad extra weight. Now the E-3D (which I have flown on) with the newer CFM-56s can take off with higher weights than the US E-3B/C
Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Remember the Alamo