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Identity Of This KC-135E?  
User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2114 posts, RR: 6
Posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4319 times:

Hello,

I've actually been meaning to ask this for a while, because it's been a couple of years since I first noticed this aircraft hanging around. It appears that there's an old KC-135E parked at the Lincoln (NE) Airport/guard base (across from the passenger terminal- you can also see it in the links) in heavily faded AMC gray. From the one time I saw it in person, it appeared to have a Nebraska ANG tailflash, but I'm not certain. Does anyone know the identity (that is, the serial number/registration) of this ship? And as an extension, does anyone know what it's doing here? My best guess is a trainer for the fire crews, but if anyone can confirm this, I'd appreciate it! Thanks in advance for any knowledge anyone has to offer!

Erik

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12135 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

Its hard to say, but the NEANG 155 ARW flew the KC-135E for a few years before converting to the KC-135R. The NEANG got their first KC-135E in 1993, IIRC.

User currently offlinerc135x From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3740 times:

Nebraska Guard converted directly from RF-4Cs to KC-135Rs, with the first R model arriving in January 1993. Several of my colleagues from Offutt moved there; one is now a state senator.

I will quiz the folks in the '135 community to determine which KC-135E is there and why.


User currently offlineunattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

I think it's 57-1495 based on Joe Baugher's site.


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User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2114 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

Very interesting...thanks for the information!


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