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DCS E-3C Sentry model with E-3A old AN/APY-1 Doppler radar BUG


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Reporting, that we have in DCS E-3C Sentry 3D model (C-variant also mentioned in DCS Encyclopedia), which was equiped with AESA AN/APY-2 radar and should have at least same performance as Chinese KJ-2000 AESA radar. Altough some E-3A was also equiped with AESA AN/APY-2 radar.

Remove old AN/APY-1 for newer AN/APY-2 radar with estimated perfomance of modern AESA radar (or same as KJ-2000).


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E-3A virants were upgraded to AN/APY-2 AESA radar, so the designation of Sentry model doesnt really matter.

https://sciendo.com/downloadpdf/journals/bsaft/25/2/article-p103.xml

https://www.airvectors.net/ave3.html

"The E-3 has evolved considerably over the decades. The original 24 "Core" E-3s were, as mentioned, upgraded to E-3B standard under the "Block 20" program, which featured an improved AN/APY-2 radar, with a basic maritime surveillance mode -- as well as CC-2 processor, plus addition of five more SDUs, for a total of 14 operator stations. The first upgrade was redelivered in 1984. The nine "Standard" E-3s, the E-3Cs, were the same, but added "Have Quick" secure voice radios. "

 

On top of that, try to prove here, that there was E-3 with AN/APY-1 able work with Link16 datalink ... Link16 was installed after 1990´s and therefore that E-3 already equiped with AN/APY-2.

 

Link16 service:

https://www.airforcemag.com/article/comms-through-the-aerial-layer/

"The Link 16 data link debuted in the 1970s with large terminals at ground stations and aboard AWACS. Air Force F-15Cs then acquired the links, and by the 1990s, Link 16 reached a range of US and NATO fighters and airborne battle managers like JSTARS, Rivet Joint, and the NATO alliance’s own AWACS aircraft."

 

This is E-3A before upgrade: Its easy to recognize that this old variant with AN/APY-1 is missing something, that we have on model in DCS.

Boeing E-3A 61606 at Tinker AFB Oklahoma, November 1981

Boeing-E-3A-61606-Tinker-AFB-OK-6.11.81-


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