Aviation Photo #0609774 Boeing E-6B Mercury (707-300) - USA - Navy

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The E-6 Mercury is probably the most advanced development of the Boeing 707 airframe. This photo taken at the Mildenhall Air Fete 2001 shows several of the types features: the CFM-56-2A-2 turbofan, a communications aerial and the satellite communications "hump". The E-6B can act as an airborne national command post. This example was flown by VQ-4 "Shadows" based at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.
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    Michael Baldock
    USA - Navy
    Boeing E-6B Mercury (707-300)
    Boeing 707-300 (C-18/C-137/E-3/E-6/E-8)
    Boeing 707-300 (C-18/C-137/E-3/E-6/E-8)
    United Kingdom
    May 26, 2001
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10 years ago
They also have a six panel glass cockpit with all digital gauges at the flight engineer's station but, thease aircraft often face engine problems. Two cables one 3 miles long and one 5 miles long stick out from the rear of the aircraft on a mission for communication

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