|Country of Origin||USA.|
|Similar Aircraft||G.222, C-160 Transall.|
|Dimensions||Length: 57 ft, 6 in (17.53 m). Span: 80 ft, 6 in (24.6 m).|
E-2C Hawkeye WEFT Description
|Wings||High-mounted and equally tapered with blunt tips.|
|Engine(s)||Two turboprops mounted under the wings. Engines extend well beyond the wings�’ leading edges.|
|Fuselage||Oval that tapers to the rear. Rounded nose. Stepped-up cockpit. Large radome.|
|Tail||Four fins (two fins are mounted on the tips of the flats and extend below the flats; the two inside fins are mounted on top of the flats). Flats are high-mounted on the fuselage and have a positive slant.|
Countries which Fly the E-2C Hawkeye
Egypt, Israel, Japan, Singapore, United States of America.
E-2C Hawkeye Manufacturer Web Site
Books on the E-2C Hawkeye
The E-2C Hawkeye is the U.S. Navy1s all-weather airborne early-warning aircraft and an integral component of the Navy1s carrier air wing. Although some of the fleet E-2C’s are currently being replaced with an enhanced version of the aircraft, many E-2C’s are approaching their service lifelimits and the Navy is concerned about the aging fleet’s ability to satisfy future operational performance requirements. The Navy soon has to decide whether to buy new aircraft, retrofit old aircraft or refurbish them to extend their service lives, or adopt some combination of these options. Thisbook analyzes the costs, benefits, and risks of those options. The authors find that none of the life-extension and retrofit options can sustain the required minimum number of available aircraft over the long run unless the Navy also buys some new E-2C aircraft, and radar-modernization retrofitting coupled with a life-extension program is so expensive that it would be more cost effective to buy new aircraft already equipped with the upgraded radar.In addition, a steady flow of E-2C work is critical to the Saint Augustine facility of Northrop Grumman Corporation, the E-2C prime contractor, and maintaining such a workflow is not feasible with a life-extension program alone.