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E-6A Hermes TACAMO radio relay aircraft

Country of Origin: USA


As the E-6A Hermes, this aircraft replaced the EC-130 in early 1990s in the TACAMO (Take Charge And Move Out) role of providing very-low frequency (VLF) radio relay to strategic missile submarines at sea. The E-6 later combined TACAMO with the airborne launch control system (ALCS) flights flown by older EC-135 Looking Glass aircraft in a series of upgrades that led to its redesignation as the E-6B Mercury.

The E-6 is a military version of the Boeing 707-320B aircraft, which also...

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