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KC-135s
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF grounds entire fleets of KC-135 tankers, RC-135 reconnaissance planes, and WC-135 “nuke sniffers” to replace faulty tail pins
China releases video showing PLANAF J-11 intercepting USAF RC-135V and says the Rivet Joint engaged in dangerous maneuvers against its fighter aircraft
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
China releases video showing PLANAF J-11 intercepting USAF RC-135V and says the Rivet Joint engaged in dangerous maneuvers against its fighter aircraft
Video shows Chinese Navy J-11 fighter jet flying within 20 feet of USAF RC-135 reconnaissance plane
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Video shows Chinese Navy J-11 fighter jet flying within 20 feet of USAF RC-135 reconnaissance plane
The story of the RC-135 Spy Plane that was diverted to intercept a Soviet Tu-95 bomber because no fighters were on alert. The RC-135 was renamed FC-135.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the RC-135 Spy Plane that was diverted to intercept a Soviet Tu-95 bomber because no fighters were on alert. The RC-135 was renamed FC-135.
Russian Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighter jet fires missile near RAF RC-135W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Russian Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighter jet fires missile near RAF RC-135W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft
The Libyan MiG-23 pilot that fled to a Greek WW II airfield and all the skirmishes between Gaddafi’s fighters and US and French reconnaissance aircraft until early 1981
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Libyan MiG-23 pilot that fled to a Greek WW II airfield and all the skirmishes between Gaddafi’s fighters and US and French reconnaissance aircraft until early 1981
"U.S. spy planes often fly at 10-15 km from Russia's south border" Russian official says
Military Aviation
USAF Sent RC-135 Crews to UK to train on RC-135 Simulators
Three USAF RC-135S Cobra Ball spy planes were airborne when North Korea launched Hwasong-15 ICBM
Military Aviation
Former USAF specialist who defected to Iran was RC-135 aircrew member during OIF. She Earned the Air Medal for her contributions during the Iraq War.
That time a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft exploded after a failed pressure test
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
THAT TIME A KC-135 STRATOTANKER AIRCRAFT EXPLODED AFTER A FAILED PRESSURE TEST
"U.S. spy planes often fly at 10-15 km from Russia's south border" Russian official says
Military Aviation
“U.S. SPY PLANES OFTEN FLY AT 10-15 KM FROM OUR SOUTH BORDER” RUSSIAN OFFICIAL SAYS
RB-47E
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
55th WING RB-47 CO-PILOT SHOT DOWN AND IMPRISONED BY SOVIETS WILL BE BURIED IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Royal Air Force RC-135
Military Aviation
RAF RC-135 AIRSEEKER ON A HIGHLY CLASSIFIED MISSION NEAR RUSSIAN BORDER TRACKED BY PLANE SPOTTERS USING A MOBILE PHONE APP
RC-135
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
THIS IS HOW U.S. AIR FORCE AIRMEN HELPED RAF 51 SQUADRON TO FIX RC-135 ‘AIRSEEKER’ LANDING GEAR
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