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Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker USAF Aerospace Power-0

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker USAF Aerospace Power.


Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker.
Category. Statistic.
First flight on. 1956.
Retired on. 2009 (refuleing model).
Major contractor(s).  Boeing.
Fight ceiling . 50,000 ft (15,200 m).
Top speed. 580 mph (933 km/h).
Range. 1,500 mi (2,419 km) with 150,000 lb (68,039 kg) of transfer fuel.
Crew. Usualy 3, but an aditonal navigator is required on some missions.
Nationality(s). American.
Class. subsonic, jet-powered mid-air refuelling aircraft, airbourne comand post and cargo craft.
Rate of climb. 4,900 ft/min (1,490 m/min).
Payload\Refuelling supply capacity. 83,000 lb (37,600 kg)\(including its own fuel supply) 200,000 lb (90,719 kg).
Passengers. 37 passengers.
Links. http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Boeing_KC-135_Stratotanker, http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_KC-135_Stratotanker, http://www.boeing.com/history/products/kc-135-stratotanker.page and https://en-gb.facebook.com/Stratotanker.

F-15C Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, are refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during joint bilateral training with other U.S. forces and the Japan Air Self Defense Force Feb. 25, 2010.


The 1966 Palomares B-52 crash was a Cold War era B-52 Stratofortress bomber and Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker mid air collision that destroyed both aircraft and almost caused a nuclear accident.

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  1. http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Boeing_KC-135_Stratotanker
  2. http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_KC-135_Stratotanker
  3. http://www.boeing.com/history/products/kc-135-stratotanker.page
  4. https://en-gb.facebook.com/Stratotanker