Grumman ES-11 Cat’s Eye Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Aerospacecraft

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Grumman ES-11 Cat’s Eye Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Aerospacecraft

by Tim Wing

Attachments:

  • ES-11 Cat’s Eye reference file
  • ES-11 Cat’s Eye gallery

The Grumman’s ES-11 Cat’s Eye was the principle tactical airborne early warning (AEW) aerospacecraft of the UN Spacy during the First Robotech War. The ES-11D was designed for operation both in an atmosphere and in space, though it wasn’t until well after the war that the plane fully replaced the E-2 Hawkeye in atmospheric operations. In an atmosphere, the ES-11 made use of two engines along either side of the dorsal-aft fuselage while in space it used two wing-mounted fusion reaction engines for propulsion and maneuvering. A very small crew of one pilot in the aft seat and radar intercept officer in the front seat work in the cockpit of the ES-11.

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Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin

Acknowledgement is extended to the work of Egan Loo and the Macross Compendium. Egan Loo is given all credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the Macross Compendium that has been utilized in this publication.

Images Courtesy of Chad Wilson (Marchly) and the Macross Mecha Manual. Chad Wilson is given all credit for all images from the Macross Mecha Manual that have been utilized in this publication.

Images from – Macross Perfect Memory

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

 

 

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