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Identity Of This KC-135E?

Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:52 am


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!


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RE: Identity Of This KC-135E?

Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:53 pm

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.
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RE: Identity Of This KC-135E?

Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:12 pm

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.
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RE: Identity Of This KC-135E?

Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:04 pm

I think it's 57-1495 based on Joe Baugher's site.
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RE: Identity Of This KC-135E?

Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:26 pm

Very interesting...thanks for the information!
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