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Aircraft pictures of Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker


The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years. This unique asset enhances the Air Force's capability to accomplish its primary mission of global reach. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft. The KC-135 is also capable of transporting litter and ambulatory patients using patient support pallets during aeromedical evacuations.

Four turbofans, mounted under 35-degree swept wings, power the KC-135 to takeoffs at gross weights of up to 322,500 pounds. A cargo deck above the refueling system can hold a mixed load of passengers and cargo. Depending on fuel storage configuration, the KC-135 can carry up to 83,000 pounds of cargo. Nearly all internal fuel can be pumped through the flying boom, the KC-135's primary fuel transfer method. One crewmember, known as the boom operator, is stationed in the rear of the plane and controls the boom during in-flight air refueling.
Source: USAF factsheet




Pictures: Boeing C-135FR Stratotanker, Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA) · United Kingdom
Date:
19 - 21 July 2019


Boeing C-135FR Stratotanker (Boeing 717-165) (475), c/n: 18684, ERV 4/31 "Sologne", French Air Force (Armée de l'Air Française), BA 125 Istres-Le Tubé, Marseille, France




Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (Boeing 717-148) (58-0100 / D), c/n: 17845, 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom
  • special markings "EP-A" from the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy




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Pictures:
Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA) · United Kingdom
Date:
13 - 15 July 2018

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (Boeing 717-148) (61-0321 / D), c/n: 18228, 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom




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Pictures:
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA) · United Kingdom
Date:
14 - 16 July 2017



Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (Boeing 717-148) (58-0118 / D), c/n: 17863, 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom


Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker (Boeing 717-148) (59-1471 / D), c/n: 17959, 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom


Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (Boeing 717-148) (58-0100 / D), c/n: 17845, 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom


USAF celebrates its 70th birthday at RIAT 2017: More photos! 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force at RIAT 2017 - More USAF aircraft pictures!



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Pictures:
Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA) · United Kingdom
Date:
11 - 13 July 2014



Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (Boeing 717-148) (58-0100/D), c/n: 17845, 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date:
7 - 8 July 2012

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (Boeing 717-148) (58-0100/D), c/n: 17845, 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom


Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (Boeing 717-148) (62-3506), c/n:18489, 133rd Air Refueling Squadron (133 ARS), 157th Air Refueling Wing (157 ARW), New Hampshire Air National Guard, Pease ANGB, Portsmouth, NH, USA


Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (Boeing 717-148) (62-3543), c/n: 18526, 756th Air Refueling Squadron (756 ARS), 459th Air Refueling Wing (459 ARW), United States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), Andrews AFB, MD, USA



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow:
Location:
Nellis AFB (LSV/KLSV) · Las Vegas, USA
Date:
13 - 14 November 2010



Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (Boeing 717-148) (59-1502), c/n: 17990, 97th Air Mobility Wing (97 AMW), United States Air Force (USAF), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Altus AFB, OK, USA



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date:
17 - 18 July 2010

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (717-148) (60-0324), c/n: 18099, 91st Air Refueling Squadron (91 ARS), 6th Air Mobility Wing (6 AMW), United States Air Force (USAF), Air Mobility Command (AMC), MacDill AFB, FL, USA


Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (717-148) (59-1482), c/n: 17970, 54th Air Refueling Squadron (54 ARS), 97th Air Mobility Wing (97 AMW), United States Air Force (USAF), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Altus AFB, OK, USA



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date:
18 - 19 July 2009

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (717-148) (63-8879 / D), c/n: 18727/710, 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker
Airshow: RIAT 2008 (Royal International Air Tattoo)
Location: RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date: 11 July 2008 (Aircraft movements and rehearsals only!)



Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker (717-148) (58-0086/D), c/n: 17831, 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, UK



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow:
Location:
Spangdahlem AB (SPM/ETAD), Germany
Date:
27 July 2008



Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (58-0100/D), 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, UK



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow: RIAT 2007 (Royal International Air Tattoo)
Location: RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date: 14 - 15 July 2006

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (62-3500), 126th Air Refueling Squadron (126 ARS), 128th Air Refueling Wing (128 ARW), Mitchell Field ANGB, Milwaukee, United States Air National Guard



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow: RIAT 2006 (Royal International Air Tattoo)
Location: RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date: 15 - 16 July 2006

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (58-0100/D), 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, UK



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow: RIAT 2005 (Royal International Air Tattoo)
Location: RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date: 16 - 17 July 2005

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (717-148) (62-3505/D), c/n: 18488, 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, UK


Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (61-0313), 77th Air Refueling Squadron (77 ARS), 916th Air Refueling Wing (916 ARW), United States Air Force (USAF), Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, USA



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow: Miramar Airshow 2004
Location: MCAS Miramar (NKX/KNKX), San Diego, CA, USA
Date: 15 - 17 October 2004

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (61-0272), 434th Air Refueling Wing (434 ARW), United States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), Grissom ARB, IN, USA



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Pictures: Boeing NKC-135E Stratotanker
Airshow: Edwards AFB Open House & Airshow 2003
Location: Edwards AFB (EDW/KEDW), Rosamond, CA, USA
Date: 25 - 26 October 2003

Boeing NKC-135E Stratotanker (55-3135), 452nd Flight Test Squadron (452 FLTS), 412th Test Wing (412 TW), United States Air Force (USAF), Edwards AFB, CA, USA



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow: RIAT 2003 (Royal International Air Tattoo)
Location: RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date: 19 - 20 July 2003

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (62-3551/D), 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, UK



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Mildenhall (MHZ/EGUN), United Kingdom
Date:
27 - 28 May 2000



Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (62-3561/D), 351st Air Refueling Squadron, (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, UK

- marked with nose art 100th Aircraft Generation Squadron (100 AGS) badge, RAF Mildenhall



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow: RIAT 1999 (Royal International Air Tattoo)
Location: RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date: 23 - 25 July 1999

left: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (62-3578 / D), 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe, RAF Mildenhall, UK

2nd left: Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker (58-0061), 911th Air Refueling Squadron (911 ARS), 319th Air Refueling Wing (319 ARW), United States Air Force, Air Mobility Command (AMC), Grand Forks AFB, USA


Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (62-3500), 126th Air Refueling Squadron (126 ARS), 128th Air Refueling Wing (128 ARW), Wisconsin Air National Guard (WIANG), Michell Field Air National Guard Base (Milwaukee IAP), WI, USA


Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker (57-1504), 63rd Air Refueling Squadron (63 ARS), 927th Air Refueling Wing (927 ARW), United States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI, USA


Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (57-2598), 336th Air Refueling Squadron (336 ARS), 452nd Air Mobility Wing (452 AMW), United States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), March Air Reserve Base, CA, USA


Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (63-8036), 136th Air Refueling Squadron (136 ARS), 107th Air Refueling Wing (107 ARW), New York Air National Guard (NYANG), Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, NY, USA



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Pictures:
Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Mildenhall (MHZ/EGUN) · United Kingdom
Date:
24 - 25 May 1997

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (Boeing 717-148) (61-0312), c/n: 18219, 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom



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Pictures: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Airshow:
Location:
Ramstein Air Base (RMS/ETAR) · Ramstein-Miesenbach · Germany
Date:
1 - 3 October 1993

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (Boeing 717-148) (61-0321), c/n: 18228, 351st Air Refueling Squadron (351 ARS), 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom



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