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Aircraft
KC-135E

Type:
Refueling Tanker

Powerplant:
Four JT3D engines

Max speed:
530 m.p.h.

Ceiling:
50,000 ft.

Range:
11.192 mi.

Weight:
Empty 119,231 lbs.

Weapons:
None

Dimensions:
Span 130 ft. 10 in.
Length 136 ft. 3 in.
Height 41 ft. 8 in.

 

This Boeing (Model 717) KC-135E was in the fleet of the Kansas Air National Guard, 190th Air Refueling wing based at Forbes Field in Topeka, Kan. The aircraft is a swept-wing four-jet-engine in-flight refueling tanker. The aircraft crew consisted of a pilot, copilot, navigator and boom operator/load master. The boom operator's station is in the crew compartment except when conducting air-refueling operations. When refueling, the boom operator works from a refueling station in a pod located in the tail.

         
 
 

 

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