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Reserved for all members of the 434th Air Refueling Wing
It’s getting late in the day on a crisp, autumn day. A farmer is harvesting his soybeans and deer season is right around the corner. Descending into all of the activity is a Boeing KC-135 on short final with her crew setting up the jet for a “touch and go.”
The venerable KC-135 Stratotanker entered USAF service in 1957 and for over 60 years has been the backbone of the critical aerial refueling mission. Designed by Boeing, the KC-135 is a cousin of the Boeing 707, which served the commercial airline industry for decades. The KC-135 is similar in appearance to the 707, but has a narrower fuselage and is shorter than the 707.
The first KC-135’s to enter service were delivered to Castle Air Force Base in June of 1957 and eventually over 800 KC-135A’s were produced with the final airplane delivered to the Air Force in 1965.
The original KC-135 “A” model was powered by 4, Pratt and Whitney J-57 engines. Each J-57 developed 10,000 lbs. of thrust. In the 1980’s 150 aircraft, designated “E”
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