E-3A Sentry

Michael Rondot

 

 

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E-3A Sentry Michael Rondot

A wintry morning take-off portrayal of a Boeing E-3A Sentry AWACS aircraft.

The Boeing E-3A Sentry (AWACS), is a modified Boeing 707-320B Advanced commercial airframe. Modifications included a rotating radar dome, single-point ground, and air refueling points. The dome is 30 feet (9.1 m) in diameter, six feet (1.8 m) thick at the centre, and is held 14 feet (4.2 m) above the fuselage by two struts. It contains a hydraulically rotated antenna system that permits the AN/APY-1/2 radar system to provide surveillance from the Earth's surface up into the stratosphere, over land or water. Generators on each of the four engines provide the 1 megawatt of power required by the radar.

The Pulse Doppler radar has a range of more than 250 miles (375 km) for low-flying targets at its operating altitude (essentially to the radar horizon), and the Pulse(BTH) beyond the horizon radar has a range of approximately 400 miles for aerospace vehicles flying at medium to high altitudes (essentially above the radar horizon). The radar combined with an SSR subsystem can look down to detect, identify and track enemy and friendly low-flying aircraft by eliminating ground clutter returns.

 

PRINT DETAILS

The entire edition is signed and numbered by the Artist Michael Rondot.

Each print is accompanied with a matching numbered certificate of authenticity.

Overall Print Size 28"x 20" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

PRINT PRICES

Signed and Numbered Print
UK £90.00 Edition Size - 500

Artist Proof Edition
UK £135.00 Edition Size - 50

Remarque Edition
UK £250.00 (Please Call)

 

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