General Background
The Northrop E-2 Hawkeye is an all-weather airborne early warning aircraft (AEW). The E-2 was a twin-turboprop developed in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s for the USN. The E-2 is a carrier- capable aircraft and has received major upgrades in their electronics for the E-2B and E-2C with the E-2C also receiving improved turbo-prop engines. The E-2 has been in production since the 1960’s making it the longest production run of any carrier based aircraft. The E-2C variant became operational in 1973.

The Aircraft
In November 1995 Taiwan received four E-2T Hawkeye (E-2C export version for Taiwan) aircraft from the U.S.. The first aircraft was U.S. serial 151709 and newly numbered #2501 and sent to Pingtung along with the other three. In 2008 the first 4 E-2Ts were approved to be upgraded to Hawkeye 2000 standards (E-2K) and carried out in two batches of two aircraft. The first batch left for the U.S. in 2010 and returned in 2011 so the second pair left and returned in early 2013.

Specifications :
Number of E-2C delivered: USN/180, USN Reserve for drug interdiction/6, others countries/30
Crew: 5 / 1 Pilot, 1 Co-Pilot, 1 Radar Officer (RO), 1 Combat Information Center Officer (CICO), 1 Aircraft Control Officer (ACO)
Length: 57 ft 8.75 in (17.60 m)
Wingspan: 80 ft 7 in (24.56 m)
Height: 18 ft 3.75 in (5.58 m)
Wing Area: 201.1 ft². (18.68 m²)
Engines: 2 x Allison / Rolls Royce T56-A-427 5,100 shp (3,800 kW) each
Maximum Speed: 350 knots (648 km/h)
Cruise: 256 knots (474 km/h
Ferry Range: 1,462 nmi (2,708 km)
Service Ceiling: 34,700 ft (10,576 m)
Endurance: 6 hrs
Empty: 40,200 lb (18,090 kg)
Loaded: 43,068 lb (19,536 kg)
Maximum Take-Off: 57,500 lb (26,083 kg)
Avionics: AN/APS-145 Radar
  OL-483/AP IFF interrogator system
  APX-100 IFF Transponder
  OL-698/ASQ Tactical Computer Group
  AN/ARC-182 UHF/VHF radio
  AN/ARC-158 UHF radio
  AN/ARQ-34 HF radio
  AN/USC-42 Mini-DAMA SATCOM system


SKU HA4804
Brand Hobby Master
Scale 1/72
Material Plastic

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