KC-135A

Former KC-135 crew chief explains how he was able to log 10,000 Flying Hours in the Stratotanker

Former KC-135 crew chief explains how he was able to log 10,000 Flying Hours in the Stratotanker

The KC-135 Stratotanker The Boeing Company's model 367-80 was the basic design for the commercial 707 passenger plane as well… Read More

1 month ago

KC-135A Crew Chief recalls when his Stratotanker had to purge its tanks of the JP-4 to load JP-7 to refuel an SR-71 Blackbird (No KC-135Q was available)

The SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane could be refueled by standard Stratotankers in the event KC-135Qs were not available.… Read More

9 months 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

2 years ago

MITO SAC Style: watch B-52Gs and KC-135As performing a Minimum Interval Takeoff Departure

The B-52G's and KC-135A's featured in the clip are from the 416 BMW, at the former Griffiss AFB, NY. The… Read More

5 years ago