This chapter features early warning, observation, and reconnaissance aircraft that are built and used for special purposes. There are aircraft shown in other chapters that can and are used in these roles, but not as the aircraft’s primary mission.
Some aircraft covered in this chapter are high-flying and will not be seen within range of FAAD guns and missiles. Other types shown will be within range and operating low enough to be recognized for an engagement decision.
For each aircraft, there are line drawings, general data, WEFT descriptions, user countries, photographs, and aircraft manufacturer information. The following illustration shows early warning, observation, and reconnaissance aircraft WEFT description features. Line drawings are not to scale.
|A-50 Mainstay||EF-111A Raven||P-3C Orion|
|E-2C Hawkeye||Il-20 Coot-A||S-2 Tracker|
|E-3A Sentry||Nimrod AEW3||S-3A Viking|
|EA-6B Prowler||OV-1 Mohawk|
|Updated: 27 January 2008||Born on 06 September 2000|