Aviation Photo #0693089 Boeing GNC-135A Stratolifter (717-157) - USA - Air Force

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This aircraft served for twelve years as an Airborne Nuclear Weapons Monitor Platform (as an NC-135A) before being retired to Chanute as a GNC-135A Maintenance Trainer for student technichians. When Chanute closed the aircraft was cut in half with the forward fuselage going to Wright Patterson Air Force Base as a Fire Training Aid. After reclaim of engines and other parts the remainder of the airframe was scrapped on site. Note the optical aid (telescope?) protruding from one of the windows.
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    Jim Newton
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing GNC-135A Stratolifter (717-157)
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing
    18144
    60-0369
    Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (Chanute AFB)
    Illinois
    USA
    August 4, 1989
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