Aviation Photo #1172265 Boeing NKC-135E Stratotanker (717-100A) - USA - Air Force

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A target missile is painted on the forward half of the fuselage to indicate its mission as serving in airborne laser target aquisition tests.
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    USA - Air Force
    Boeing NKC-135E Stratotanker (717-100A)
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (Isla Verde)
    Puerto Rico
    January 13, 2007
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Comments (12)

10 years ago
Strange aircraft! Big nose
10 years ago
Let's hope missile developers don't discover black (or sky-colored paint. :)
10 years ago
I rated this photo 5 star because you showed me something realy strange.
9 years ago
That aircraft looks angry. Nice pic. Love the colors
9 years ago
Odd loooking aircraft yet it really stands out. Nice job.
8 years ago
OK, so it's a bit bizarre...but it's right up there with what the USAF has done to any number of other 135 airframes. Is there ANYTHING that a 135/707 et.al. CAN'T do? At least they 86'd the old "dogwhistle - waterburner" J-57 powerplants!
7 years ago
Real interesting photo
6 years ago
I bet the pilots appreciated being located right next to the bullseye. "Ok, when we give the signal, hunker down in your seats."
6 years ago
It smiles kinda like this: :P
3 years ago
Very interesting photograph of a rare airplane. And I join an earlier poster by asking: Is there ANYTHING that a 135/707 et.al. CAN'T do? Great aircraft, like the C-130 and DC-3/C-47 up there as the most adaptable aircraft ever built!
3 years ago
This is why USA is USA
2 years ago
Moral of this photo is: Paint your missiles black, and they'll get through no problem.

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