Aviation Photo #2475027 Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker (717-148) - USA - Air Force

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More flight activity at Griffiss on that long ago spring morning, in this instance a "stovepipe" engine KC-135A climbs away. The ubiquitous overall Corrogard color scheme shows its metallic quality; until the early 80s, this was the only scheme for Stratotankers, and was considered boring. Also, tankers gained a spotlight at the top of the vertical stabilizer that facilitated night refuelings about the same time as the change in color scheme.
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    Frank J. Mirande
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker (717-148)
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Rome - Griffiss Airpark (AFB)
    New York
    May 6, 1980
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