KC-135R Stratotanker

Utah Air National Guard now fields modified KC-135 Stratotanker able to enhance Battlespace Communications for all players in the Indo-Pacific region

Utah Air National Guard now fields modified KC-135 Stratotanker able to enhance Battlespace Communications for all players in the Indo-Pacific region

Modified KC-135 Stratotanker History is being made during exercise Northern Edge 23-2 as the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air… Read More

9 months ago

Watch this video of a B-52H Stratofortress destroying the landing lights at RAF Fairford whilst performing a crab walk demo during RIAT 2023

B-52H destroying landing lights Filmed during Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2023 by our friend Ben Ramsay at UK Aviation… Read More

9 months ago

Offutt AFB receives second KC-135R Stratotanker converted to WC-135R Constant Phoenix nuke sniffer

Originally delivered to the Air Force in 1964, WC-135R tail number 64-14831 most recently flew with the Arizona Air National… Read More

12 months ago

KC-135 saves the day: Stratotanker crew refuels B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber in emergency situation after long-range test mission

The weather conditions were poor due to a nearby storm, but the KC-135 crew was able to extend the boom… Read More

1 year ago

Republic of China Air Force could rent tanker services to refuel its F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets

The chief of the Republic of China Air Force, Lt. Gen. Huang Chih Wei, told lawmakers that the service is… Read More

1 year ago

USAF retires one of its only two WC-135 Constant Phoenix nuclear sniffer planes

One of only two WC-135s in the entire Air Force inventory, the fleet is scheduled to be replaced by the… Read More

3 years ago

REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIR FORCE KC-135R COMPLETES THREE-MONTH DEPLOYMENT IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE

“Singapore’s KC-135R helped fuel the fight and strengthen the blows we directed at ISIS over this summer," Lt. Gen. Jeffrey… Read More

7 years ago

HERE ARE SOME DETAILS ABOUT THE AIR SORTIES OF THE ONGOING BALTOPS EXERCISE 

More than 50 military aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, Polish Air Force and German Air Force are taking part… Read More

7 years ago

A QUICK LOOK AT HOW KADENA’S AIRMEN CONDUCT KC-135 STRATOTANKER ENGINE POWER RUNS

“A power run is conducted to ensure that all four engines on the KC-135R are operating without issues at high… Read More

7 years ago

Here’s why the iconic KC-135 Stratotanker, just like a 1950’s car, is still cool 60 years after having come to life

A significant avionics upgrade is expected to prolong the life of the KC-135 Stratotanker for at least another 25 years… Read More

7 years ago

Cool air-to-air refueling time lapse video shows four F-22 Raptors receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker in less than ten seconds

Four F-22 Raptors receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker in less than ten seconds Filmed during Rim of the Pacific… Read More

8 years ago