Aviation Photo #1645893 Boeing EC-135E (717-157) - USA - Air Force

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National Museum of the US Air Force. In the 1960s, NASA and the DoD needed a mobile tracking platform to support the Apollo space program and other space operations. Eight Boeing C-135 Stratolifters were modified into the Apollo/Range Instrumentation Aircraft (A/RIA) standard. They were equipped with a steerable seven-foot antenna dish in its distinctive 'Droop Snoot' or 'Snoopy Nose'. The wing shadow is from the AC-130A prototype (54-1626). [Canon EOS 40D, EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens (shot at 10mm).
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    Tony Printezis
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing EC-135E (717-157)
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing
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    60-0374
    Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB (Wright AFB)
    Ohio
    USA
    December 5, 2009
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