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Picture of the Boeing KC-135Q Stratotanker (717-148) aircraft

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58-0086 (cn 17831) Raring to go, a 17th Bomb Wing a/c. spools up its Pratt & Whitney J-57 engines before take-off.
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A visitor from - posted Fri July 3, 2015:
Actually those are vortex destroyers doing their job of preventing ingestion of debries from rough runways into the engines

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun August 12, 2012:
Just like sneezing.... Must have been a helluva noise, 4 turbojets spooling up! What a beast...

A visitor from Switzerland posted Sun August 12, 2012:
Ah, nostalgia! Probably a cold war military overload takeoff with water injection. Things that go snap, crackle and pop. The power of steam ......

A visitor from France posted Mon August 6, 2012:
Strange to see a Q model without his high tail night operations projector, but a nice shot anyway !

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