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E-3B "Sentry"
552nd ACCW - King Khalid Int Apt, Saudi Arabia and Incirlik, Turkey

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E-3C "Sentry"
552nd ACCW - King Khalid Int Apt, Saudi Arabia and Incirlik, Turkey

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82-0006 3 iraqi flags under cabin
helped during shot downs
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helped during shot downs
(3x MiG-29, 1x Mirage F1)
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The 552d Airborne Warning and Control Wing E-3s began flying in support of the war with Iraq -- Operation DESERT STORM.
The 552 AWACW flew a total of 7,314.7 combat hours during DESERT STORM, with a combined 91.36 percent mission capable rate.
They controlled a total of 31,924 strike sorties, which dropped a total of 88,500 tons of munitions, without losing a single Allied aircraft in air-to-air action.
In addition, E-3s controlled 20,401 aerial refueling sorties. The aerial tankers off loaded a total of 178.4 million gallons of fuel to 60,543 receivers.
Furthermore, the 552 AWACW also assisted in 39 of 41 Allied air-to-air shoot downs during DESERT STORM.
17 Jan 1991 -- The E-3s began flying in Operation PROVEN FORCE and continued throughout the war. They controlled 4,401 sorties equating to 14,117.8 flying hours.
While flying 490.4 hours, the E-3s assisted in five air-to-air kills and the delivery of 6.6 million pounds of ordnance.