BOEING Military 707

Military 707 SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Boeing Airplane Co., Seattle, Washington, USA
(In 1961, became The Boeing Co.)
Models: Boeing Model 367-80, 707, 720
Designations: C-137, C-18, E-3, E-6, E-8
Names: Sentry (E-3), Mercury (E-6)
First official flight: (Model 367-80) 15/07/1954
Factory production period: 1952 - 1991
Primary service period: 1959 - present
Last official flight: Still in service

Military 707 VARIANTS

Based on the Model 707 / 720 civil airliner, 1011 built from 1952 - 1991.
878 built as 707 / 720 civil versions from 1952 - 1977.
133 built as 707 military / government versions from 1958 - 1991.

US Military / Government

1959 Model 707-153 VC-137A 3  
1962 Model 707-353B VC-137C 2  
1972 Model 707-320B EC-137D 2 Total: 007
         
1975 Model 707-320B E-3A 22  
1980 Model 707-320B E-3B 10  
1987 Model 707-320C E-6A 16  
1990 Model 707-320C YE-8B 1 Total: 049
         
1961 Model 720-027 Model 707-027 1 Total: 001

Grand Total: 057

Foreign Military / Government

1980 Model 707-320B E-3A 23  
1986 Model 707-320B KE-3A 8  
1989 Model 707-320B E-3D 7  
1990 Model 707-320B E-3F 4 Total: 042
         
1968 Model 707-320B/C Model 707 Series 34 Total: 034

Grand Total: 076

 

GRAND TOTAL: 133

Military 707 PRODUCTION

US Military / Government

VC-137A
VIP aircraft, for Presidential use
pending arrival of VC-137C.
Produced 1958 - 1959

Boeing Renton, Washington (BN)

58-6970 / 58-6972 17925 / 17927 3 Total: 03

VC-137C
Name / callsign: "Air Force One". Fourth US Presidential
aircraft, served J.F. Kennedy to R. Reagan from 1962-1989.
62-6000 served as "Air Force One" from 1962-1972, retired in 1998.
72-7000 served as "Air Force One" from 1972-1989, retired in 2001.
Produced 1962, 1972

Boeing Renton, Washington (BN)

62-6000 18461    
72-7000 20630 2 Total: 02

EC-137D
Prototypes for Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS).
Later remanufactured to E-3A standards in 1978.
Produced 1971 - 1972

Boeing Renton, Washington (BN)

71-1407, 71-1408 20518, 20519 2 Total: 02

E-3A Sentry
AWACS aircraft, large rotodome mounted on upper fuselage.
Most later upgraded to E-3B then E-3C standards with
CFM engines.
Produced 1975 - 1980

Boeing Renton, Washington (BN)

73-1674, 73-1675 21046, 21185    
75-0556 21047    
75-0557 / 75-0559 21207 / 21209    
75-0560 21250    
76-1604 / 76-1607 21434 / 21437    
77-0351 / 77-0356 21551 / 21556    
78-0576 / 78-0578 21752 / 21754    
79-0001, 79-0002 21755, 21756 22 Total: 22
11 additional airframes cancelled.

E-3B Sentry
As E-3A, improved electronic equipment, most later
upgraded to E-3C standards with CFM engines.
Produced 1980 - 1983

Boeing Renton, Washington (BN)

79-0003 21757    
80-0137 / 80-0139 22829 / 22831    
81-0004, 81-0005 22832, 22833    
82-0006, 82-0007 22834, 22835    
83-0008, 83-0009 22836, 22837 10 Total: 10

E-6A Mercury
US Navy long-range communications aircraft, most later
upgraded to E-6B standards in 1997.
Produced 1986 - 1991

Boeing Renton, Washington (BN)

BuNo.162782 / 162784 23430, 23889, 23890    
BuNo.163918 / 163920 23891 / 23893    
BuNo.164386 / 164388 23894, 24500, 24501    
BuNo.164404 24502    
BuNo.164405 / 164410 24504 / 24509 16 Total: 16
3 additional airframes cancelled.

YE-8B
Prototype for the Joint-STARS surveillance programme. 
Additional new-built E-8B's cancelled, airframe taken off USAF
charge in 1992, later to Saudi Air Force, s/n: 1902.
Produced 1990

Boeing Renton, Washington (BN)

88-0322 24503 1 Total: 01

Model 720-027
Delivery to the American FAA,
to NASA in 1981, crashed in 1984.
Produced 1961

Boeing Renton, Washington

N113 (civil reg.) 18066 1 Total: 01

 

Grand Total: 57

Foreign Military / Government

E-3A Sentry
AWACS aircraft built for foreign orders.
Produced 1980 - 1986

Boeing Renton, Washington (BN)

79-0442
- To NATO as LX-N90442.
22855    
79-0443 / 79-0459
- To NATO as LX-N90443 / LX-N90459.
22838 / 22854    
82-0066 / 82-0070
- To RSAF as 1803, 1802, 1801,
1804, 1805.
23417 / 23421 23 Total: 23

KE-3A Sentry
As E-3A, tanker equipped for Saudi Arabia.
Produced 1985 - 1987

Boeing Renton, Washington (BN)

82-0071 / 82-0076
- To RSAF as 1811 / 1816.
23422 / 23427    
83-0510, 83-0511
- To RSAF as 1817, 1818.
23428, 23429 8 Total: 08

(E-3D) Sentry AEW.Mk. 1
As E-3A, AWACS aircraft for Great Britain.
Produced 1989 - 1991

Boeing Renton, Washington (BN)

(RAF) ZH101 / ZH106 24109 / 24114    
(RAF) ZH107 24499 7 Total: 07

E-3F Sentry
As E-3A, AWACS aircraft for France.
Produced 1990 - 1991

Boeing Renton, Washington (BN)

(France) SDA201 / SDA203 24115 / 24117    
(France) SDA204 24510 4 Total: 04

Model 707 Series
Military / Government export version
of the 707-320B/C.
Produced 1968 - 1979

Boeing Renton, Washington

Model 707-3F3B
1975, Government aircraft for Argentina.
Completed as 707-387B.

T-01 21070 1  

Model 707-3L6B / -3L6C
1974, Government aircraft for Malaysia,
second airframe delivered in 1975.

9M-TDM, 9M-TMS 21049, 21096 2  

Model 707-307C
1968, aircraft for West Germany,
designated as C-137.

68-11071 / 68-11074 19997 / 20000 4  
All delivered as:
(West Germany) 10-01 / 10-04

Model 707-347C
1970, Canadian Armed Forces support aircraft,
CAF designation: CC-137C.

(CAF) 13701 / 13705 20315 / 20319 5  

Model 707-366C
1974, Government aircraft for Egypt.
Originally delivered to Egyptair.

SU-AXJ 20919 1  

Model 707-368C
1975, Government aircraft for Saudi Arabia.

HZ-HM1 21081 1  

Model 707-386C
1978, Government aircraft for Iran.

EP-HIM 21396 1  

Model 707-3F5C
1971, aircraft for Portuguese Air Force.

8801, 8802 20514, 20515 2  

Model 707-3K1C
1979, Government aircraft for Romania.

YR-ABD 21651 1  

 Model 707-3M1C
1975, Government aircraft for Indonesia.

A-7002 21092 1  

Model 707-3J9C
1974, aircraft for Imperial Iranian Air Force,
named as Peace Station.

(IIAF) 5-241 / 5-246
(renumbered: 5-8301 / 5-8306)
20830 / 20835    
(IIAF) 5-8307 / 5-8313 21123 / 21129    
(IIAF) 5-8314 21475 14  

Model 707-3P1C
1977, Government aircraft for Qatar.

A7-AAA 21334 1 Total: 34

 

Grand Total: 76

Military 707 CONVERSIONS

USAF / US Navy

VC-137B 3 VC-137A, 1963, engine upgrade.
(C-137B) 3 VC-137B, downgrade to cargo only duties, retired in 1998.
C-137C 2 Civil 707-320B / -320C, 1985-1998, cargo only conversions.
Assigned s/n: 85-6973, 85-6974.
EC-137E 1 Civil 707-320C, 1991-2002, conversion for Commander of US SOUTHCOM.
Conversion by E-Systems Inc.
C-18A 9 Civil 707-320C, 1981, crew trainers.
Assigned s/n: 81-0891 / 81-0898, 93-1044.
(EC-18B) 4 C-18A, 1985, telemetry reception nose radomes fitted.
(EC-18D) 2 C-18A, missile control conversions.
TC-18E 2 Civil 707-320C, trainer conversions.
Assigned s/n: 84-1398, 84-1399.
TC-18F 3 Civil 707-320C, 1994-2001, trainer conversions for the E-6A.
Assigned BuNo. 165342, 165343, 166286.
JE-3C 1 E-3A, conversion for development duties.
E-3G 24 E-3C, 2011-present, major electronic upgrade program / upgraded cockpit.
E-8A 2 Civil 707-320C, 1988, Joint (Air Force/Army) Surveillance Target Attack
Radar System (Joint-STARS) prototype, conversions by Grumman
Aerospace Corp. New s/n: 86-0416 (c/n: T-1), 86-0417 (c/n: T-2), later
redesignated as TE-8A for training. Original designation was EC-18C.
2 additional conversions cancelled.
E-8C 18 Civil 707-320C, 1994, remanufactured Joint-STARS airframes by
Northrop-Grumman Corp., Louisiana and Florida.
New s/n:                  New c/n:
90-0175                   T-3
92-3289, 92-3290      P-1, P-2
93-0597, 93-1097      P-3, P-4
94-0284, 94-0285      P-5, P-6
95-0121, 95-0122      P-8, P-7
96-0042, 96-0043      P-9, P-10
97-0100, 97-0200      P-11, P-12
97-0201                   P-13
99-0006                   P-14
00-2000                   P-15
01-2005                   P-16
02-9111                   P-17
Model 707-320C 6 Civil 707-320C, conversions for USAF service, most later to E-8C.
Assigned s/n: 66-30052 (18949), 67-19417 (19417), 67-30053 (19294),
67-30054 (19442), 68-11174 (20016), 71-1841 (20495).
Model 707-3W6C 1 Civil 707-700, 1982, prototype refurbished for Moroccan Government.
Model 720-020 1 ASW Demonstrator, Civil 720-020, 1972, ASW derivative,
MAD booms on wingtips.

FOREIGN MILITARY SERVICE
 
- Several foreign 707 conversions designated as EC-707, KC-707, ELINT
   and
Tanker.
 - Civil 707 / 720's converted as VIP / transports / tankers for Angola,
   Argentina, Australia, Benin, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, India, Indonesia,
   Iran, Israel, Italy, Liberia, Morocco, NATO, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru,
   Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Taiwan,
   Togo Government, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela and Zaire.

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