Boeing E-6A Hermes

The last new-build military version of the venerable Boeing 707, the E-6A was procured to provide a more capable successor to the Lockheed EC-130 in the Navy’s TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out) submarine communications role. The fleet was later reworked as E-6Bs to carry out the USAF’s Looking Glass mission,  replacing the retiring EC-135Cs.

E-6A Hermes photo

E-6A Hermes on display at Pittsburgh, early 2000s.

 

E-6 Bibliography

Photo: “Boeing Rolls Out Navy E-6A Strategic Communications Aircraft” Aviation Week & Space Technology December 22, 1986 p.30

 

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