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KC-135 VS KC-10

Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:55 am

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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RE: KC-135 VS KC-10

Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:21 am

I loved the KC-135. But it is personal prefence
 
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RE: KC-135 VS KC-10

Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:48 am

Flew the old KC-135A classic, loved that old gal!
KC-135 - Passing gas and taking names!
 
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RE: KC-135 VS KC-10

Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:11 pm

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
 
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RE: KC-135 VS KC-10

Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:13 pm

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]
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RE: KC-135 VS KC-10

Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:33 am

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.
 
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RE: KC-135 VS KC-10

Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:47 am




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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RE: KC-135 VS KC-10

Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:15 pm

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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