Period: from '90
Model Dim.: 58 cm
KC-135 R/FR STRATOTANKER
The KC-135 was designed by Boeing you start with the Model 367-80; this model had been also the cornerstone for the 707 civil airliner, as well as the 717 (a bit smaller), which was adopted by the USAF as their C-135. The aircraft proved to be extremely versatile and had been adjusted to numerous specialised uses. Its essential part, however, ended up being while the KC-135 refuelling tanker. Eight different variations were manufactured, some with added capabilities, for an overall total of 700 aircraft. They had been continuously up-dated, not so much with gear, however with different machines, going from the original J57 jet machines to the TF-33 and finally the CFM-56. 1st KC-135s had been pushed into service in 1957, and their baptism of fire occurred just a couple of years later on in Vietnam. Even though several had been offered towards French, to Singapore and Turkey, it absolutely was the USAF which used them the many. Several hundred are still operating today.
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