Topic Author
Posts: 3900
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 7:27 pm

E-6B Mercury Air Frame

Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:00 am

The 707 has one of the strongest air frame ever built (for an airliner). This is due to the fact that they was built in the 50s' and 60'. Eventhough the E-6 Mercury is a 707, it was built in the late 80's. So did Boeing build the E-6 the same standers the original 707s, are did Boeing just use composite materials like in the 737 classics?
Posts: 829
Joined: Sun May 30, 2004 7:30 am

RE: E-6B Mercury Air Frame

Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:58 pm

The E-6B aircraft is a stock 707-330B airframe with CFM-56 engines. There were some modifications to the airframe to allow for sensors and other equipment.
Pilots are idiots, who at any given moment will attempt to kill themselves or others.
Posts: 4249
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:42 pm

RE: E-6B Mercury Air Frame

Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:41 am

The rudder is beefed up.

The airframe is the same, the only composites are some of the antenna fairings and radomes. The flight controls are metal-to-metal bond, with numerous panels manufactured with crushed core. The spoilers are all metallic, no honeycomb; and the slats are all magnesium castings.
Molon Labe - Proud member of SMASH

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CanadianNorth, flipdewaf, paracetamol, SteelChair and 32 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos