Aviation Photo #2143329 Boeing KC-135Q Stratotanker (717-148) - USA - Air Force

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Raring to go, a 17th Bomb Wing a/c. spools up its Pratt & Whitney J-57 engines before take-off.
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    USA - Air Force
    Boeing KC-135Q Stratotanker (717-148)
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing
    17831
    58-0086
    Mildenhall
    England
    United Kingdom
    June 13, 1975
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Photo Added: August 05, 2012

Comments (4)

Anonymous
4 years ago
Strange to see a Q model without his high tail night operations projector, but a nice shot anyway !
Anonymous
4 years ago
Ah, nostalgia! Probably a cold war military overload takeoff with water injection. Things that go snap, crackle and pop. The power of steam ......
Anonymous
4 years ago
Just like sneezing.... Must have been a helluva noise, 4 turbojets spooling up! What a beast...
Anonymous
1 year ago
Actually those are vortex destroyers doing their job of preventing ingestion of debries from rough runways into the engines

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