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Lockheed E-130J-30 AWACS Warning Star II by haryopanji Lockheed E-130J-30 AWACS Warning Star II by haryopanji
Commission for  MoppyPuppy 

Concept technical 6 view profile drawing of the  AWACS version from C-130J-30


The Lockheed Martin E-130J-30 is a  is an Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft modified from C-130J-30. The name Warning Star II was taken from It's predecessor, the Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star.

The mission electronics equipment are installed in forward cabin to balance the weight with the rotodome mounted above the aft fuselage. The aft cabin contains the crew's rest area, galley, and lavatory.

The E-130J-30's exterior is usually painted in slight dark gray. The windows were double glassing in order to protect the crew and equipment from the intense radio frequency transmissions from its radar equipment. A rotodome about 30 feet (9.14 m) in diameter and six feet (1.83 m) thick at the center is mounted above the aft fuselage on two struts. The rotodome rotates at about six rpm during operations and at 0.25 rpm to lubricate the rotation mechanisms even when the radar is not used.

There are numerous blade antennae for UHF and VHF communication along the centerline of the fuselage on the top and bottom. There is a rod antenna at each wing tip for HF communication. A fairing in the aft fuselage contains an antenna for JTIDS (Joint Tactical Information Distribution System). 

The aircraft attempts to disrupt enemy command and control communications and limits adversary coordination essential for enemy force management. The Warning Star II system employs offensive counter-information and electronic attack capabilities in support of U.S. and Coalition tactical air, surface, and special operations forces.

The electronics system on the E-130J-30 is essentially the same as the later E-3 models, using Northrop Grumman's (formerly Westinghouse Electronic Systems) AN/APY-2 Passive electronically scanned array radar system. This system is a three-dimensional radar that measures azimuth, range, and elevation simultaneously, and has superior surveillance capability over water.
The AN/APY-2 is a Pulse-Doppler radar that can determine the velocity of a tracked target. This surveillance system includes a flexible, multi-mode radar, which enables AWACS to separate maritime and airborne targets from ground and sea clutter returns that limit other modern radar systems.

Its radar has a 360-degree view, and at operating altitudes it can detect targets more than 320 kilometers (200 miles) away. AWACS mission equipment can separate, manage and display these targets individually on situational displays. AN/APY-2's antenna and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Mk XII system's antenna are housed in the rotodome back to back.

General characteristics:

Crew: 13

Payload: 44,000 lb/ 19,958 kg
Length: 112 ft, 9 in/ 34.36 m
Wingspan: 132 ft 7 in (40.41 m)
Height: 38 ft 10 in (11.84 m)
Wing area: 1,745 ft² (162.1 m²)
Empty weight: 75,562 lb (34,274 kg)
Useful load: 72,000 lb (33,000 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: up to 175,000 lb (79,378 kg); normal 155,000 lb (70,305 kg)

Powerplant: 4 × Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 turboprop, 4,637 shp (3,458 kW) each
Propellers: Dowty R391 6-blade composite propeller, 1 per engine

Maximum speed: 362 knots (417 mph, 671 km/h)
Cruise speed: 348 knots (400 mph, 643 km/h)
Range: 2,835 nmi (3,262 mi, 5,250 km)
Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,615 m) with 42,000 pounds (19,090 kilograms) payload
Absolute altitude 40,386 ft (12,310 m)
Takeoff distance: 3,127 ft (953 m) at 155,000 lb (70,300 kg) gross weight

Northrop Grumman AN/APY-2 Doppler radar
AN/ASQ-539 (Sentinel) electronic warfare system.
Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) communication system.

AN/AAQ-78 Distributed Aperture System (DAS) missile warning system.
AN/ALQ-175 Electronic countermeasure (ECM) Pods, incorporating integrated Electronic Warfare (EW)  function for detection, processing, warning, prioritization, jamming, and threat display, including integrated FLIR/laser targeting system and LANTIRN Pods.
AN/ALQ-199 Low-Band Jammer (LBJ) – low frequency DRFM jammer-based ECM Wing Pods.
IRCMs and "Angel Wings" flares for protection against IR missiles.

Paint scheme: Experimental Compass Ghost Scheme
Livery: TNI-Angkatan Udara (Indonesian Air Force) "What IF" specials, Skadron Udara Patroli Maritim dan AEWACS (Maritime Patrol and AEWACS Squadron), call sign MATA LANGIT (means SKY EYE in Indonesian).
ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I always wondered how they got AWACS to cooperate in flight with that huge rotodome radar on it's top side lol.

Amazing as always ^^ Inspires me into getting back into drawing Aircraft
haryopanji Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, in fact in the real world, that rotodome radar did exist!
Thank you and glad could inspired you.
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