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KC-135 VS KC-10  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3723 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 12722 times:

I would like to know if you was in the USAF and you was told you could only be part of a tanker crew. Which tanker would you pick, I have talk to a KC-10 pilot and boom operator at the Blue Angles Homecoming 2005, and they say they was blessed because they have less work to do and a bigger more modern plane. I also talk to a pilot and a boom operator on a KC-135. The pilot loved his plane but the boom operator wanted to go to a KC-10. I been told that a KC-135E is loud inside were a KC-135R is a lot quieter in side, also a KC-10 is a lot quieter inside. Also if a KC-10 crew wants to get back early, they because they have trust reverser they can on a half full load were in a KC-135 unless you in a E you can forget leaving early if there's light military traffic.

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12171 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 12712 times:

I loved the KC-135. But it is personal prefence

User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2380 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 12667 times:

Flew the old KC-135A classic, loved that old gal!


KC-135 - Passing gas and taking names!
User currently offlineRC135U From United States of America, joined May 2005, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 12632 times:

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 2):
Flew the old KC-135A classic, loved that old gal!

Gotta love those heavyweight water-burner/steam jet takeoffs on a hot day.

 Wink


User currently offline10boomer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 57 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 12631 times:

Having been a boom on both jets, I'm torn. I prefer the KC-10 but I hate the mission. I miss the old SAC days in the KC-135A

[Edited 2006-06-29 05:14:52]


Fly Gucci
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12171 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 12574 times:

Quoting RC135U (Reply 3):
Gotta love those heavyweight water-burner/steam jet takeoffs on a hot day.

Yeah, the old steam jets (J-57s), those were the days when you saw both ends of the runway, while still on the ground.


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 12541 times:
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Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):
Yeah, the old steam jets (J-57s), those were the days when you saw both ends of the runway, while still on the ground.

If only power was proportional to noise....  Wink




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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12171 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 12483 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 6):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):
Yeah, the old steam jets (J-57s), those were the days when you saw both ends of the runway, while still on the ground.

If only power was proportional to noise....

LOL, the KC-135A could have been a screamer, in noise and power, LOL.


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