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Picture of the Boeing NKC-135E Stratotanker (717-100A) aircraft

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More: Boeing NKC-135E Stratotanker (717-100A)
More: San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (Isla Verde) (SJU / TJSJ)
More: Puerto Rico, January 13, 2007
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55-3132 (cn 17248) 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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A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri April 10, 2015:
Moral of this photo is: Paint your missiles black, and they'll get through no problem.

A visitor from - posted Tue October 21, 2014:
This is why USA is USA

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue September 9, 2014:
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!

A visitor from Austria posted Sun October 30, 2011:
It smiles kinda like this: :P

A visitor from - posted Sat July 23, 2011:
I bet the pilots appreciated being located right next to the bullseye. "Ok, when we give the signal, hunker down in your seats."

A visitor from Germany posted Sat August 28, 2010:
Real interesting photo

A visitor from - posted Mon September 14, 2009:
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!

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 6, 2008:
Odd loooking aircraft yet it really stands out. Nice job.

A visitor from United States posted Mon February 25, 2008:
That aircraft looks angry. Nice pic. Love the colors

A visitor from Iran, Islamic Republic Of posted Sat September 29, 2007:
I rated this photo 5 star because you showed me something realy strange.

A visitor from United States posted Tue August 14, 2007:
Let's hope missile developers don't discover black (or sky-colored paint. :)

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Fri February 9, 2007:
Strange aircraft! Big nose

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