Could you please add the Boeing EC-135 "Looking Glass" airborne command post to the database?
I wanted to make some 70s and 80s nuclear war scenarios, but sadly could only find the E-6, which was used for the "Looking Glass" mission from 1998 onward. Before that, the EC-135 was used for the "Looking Glass" mission. Seeing as the E-6 does appear in the database, I think it is reasonable to add the EC-135 also. The "Looking Glass" was the airborne command post of the Strategic Air Command that was in the air 24/7 for 29 years during the cold war.
Also, apart from the "Looking Glass", until 1974 the aircraft also performed the "Nightwatch" mission and was the command post of the US president in the event of nuclear war (After 1974, the E-4, which does appear in the database, replaced the EC-135 for this particular mission).
From the Wikipedia page for the EC-135, these are the variants of the aircraft:
EC-135A - KC-135A modified for airborne national command post role
EC-135B - C-135B modified with large nose for ARIA mission
EC-135C - purpose-built C-135 variant for airborne command post role, "Looking Glass"
EC-135E - re-engined EC-135N
EC-135G - KC-135A modified for airborne national command post role
EC-135H - KC-135A modified for airborne national command post role, "Silk Purse"
EC-135J - KC-135B modified for airborne national command post role, "Nightwatch"
EC-135K - KC-135A modified for deployment control duties
EC-135L - KC-135A modified for radio relay and amplitude modulation dropout capability "Cover All"
EC-135N - ARIA aircraft with "Snoopy Nose"
EC-135J/P - KC-135A modified for airborne command post role, "Blue Eagle" and "Scope Light"
EC-135Y - NKC-135 reconfigured as C3 aircraft for Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command
I would be extremely thankful if you could add this very important aircraft to the database, especially the EC-135A, EC-135C and EC-135J variants. Without them, the big nuclear war scenarios that I had in mind just seem wrong...
Hi not a problems all on the too do list
Paul aka Sirius
Cold War Data Base 1946-1979 Author
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