KC-135

USAF KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft draws ‘sky penis’ near Syria’s Tartus — Russia’s naval facility in the Mediterranean

USAF KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft draws ‘sky penis’ near Syria’s Tartus — Russia’s naval facility in the Mediterranean

A USAF KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling plane crew pulled off a ballsy maneuver near Moscow’s base in Syria in the… Read More

1 year ago

Two KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft have set a new endurance mission record of 72 hours demonstrating multi-day tanker mission generation capabilities

The previous record for a KC-135 Stratotanker endurance mission was 40 hours. Two KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft simultaneously conducted 72-hour single-aircraft… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the USAF KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft that exploded after a failed pressure test

The photos in this post show the result of failed pressure test on a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. On modern aircraft,… Read More

2 years ago

Fairchild sets record with 20 KC-135 Stratotanker minimum interval take-off (MITO) departure

The process of getting a single KC-135 into the air is complex and takes a multitude of professional Airmen working… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s why this Infamous F-105 Thunderchief was an Incredible Morale Booster

The instant Ms. Galore showed up, there were cries of “SHE’S HERE!” and Vic can see crews crowding the boom… Read More

5 years ago

Airbus, Lockheed Martin team up and offer A330 MRTT to U.S. government

“The U.S. Air Force deserves the best aerial-refueling technology and performance available under the sun and this great industry team,… Read More

5 years ago

Boeing cleared to deliver first KC-46A to USAF

The KC-46A completed tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October: the tanker is now cleared to refuel… Read More

6 years ago

The incredible story of the C-5 crew that completed three night air refuelings during a storm

"I called the middle tanker, below me: 'What number are you, in the middle?' He responded, 'I'm tanker #2.' I… Read More

6 years ago

THAT TIME A KC-135 STRATOTANKER AIRCRAFT EXPLODED AFTER A FAILED PRESSURE TEST

The outflow valves which are used to regulate the pressure of the KC-135 were capped off during a 5 year… Read More

6 years ago

FUNDING FOR B-52 RE-ENGINE PROGRAM WILL UNLIKELY BE APPROVED BEFORE 2020

The B-52 re-engine program will have to fit in the budget at the same time as the Air Force’s new… Read More

6 years ago

INTERESTING VIDEO SHOWS USAF B-52 STRATEGIC BOMBER REFUELING FROM FRENCH AIR FORCE C-135FR TANKER

Seeing a B-52 refueling from a French Air Force C-135FR is quite a rare sight given that BUFFs typically refuel from… Read More

6 years ago

IOWA ANG 185TH ARW RECEIVES 1st “DIGITAL” KC-135

The Block 45 major avionics update is forecast to prolong the life of the KC-135 into its 80th or 90th… Read More

7 years ago

KC-46 PEGASUS UNDERGOES AVIONIC TESTS IN ANECHOIC CHAMBER

The tests are to confirm that the KC-46 systems do not suffer performance degradation that would prevent mission completion when… Read More

7 years ago