Aviation Photo #1109449 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (717-148) - USA - Air Force

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1200 mm ... doing a very shallow climb, the flight crew preferred to gain speed first before pulling up. Great experience ...
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    Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (717-148)
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    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
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    18140
    60-0365
    Geilenkirchen
    Germany
    September 6, 2006
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Photo Added: September 13, 2006

Comments (15)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Feel as though I'm right there...can't you hear the whine of the engines? The anticipation of the gear doors about to open as this bird is moments from pulling in her feet and roar right on by. Magnificent and thank you for the nice photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just WOW
Anonymous
11 years ago
Impressive
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unusual and interesting! Very nice detail of the runway contour and tire scuff marks, in addition to the plane itself.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The plane looks awesome with those CFM56's. Awesome!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo really illustrates the shallow climbout of the old KC135s, but one thing confuses me: why did this aircraft have the 717-148 designation? I understand the 717 part, but "48" is for Aer Lingus and I'd have noticed by now if they had inflight refuelling tankers!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I don't know if my eyes are tricking me or not, but it looks like the centrifugal force of the spinning tires is causing the main wheels to increase in diameter and shrink in their lateral dimensions.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is amazing perfect angle and seeing the jet streams behind it showing how much thrust is behind that beast is amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a photo!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice photo! I always like shots from this angle as they tend to be pretty impressive. I must say that I like the KC-135 a lot better than the civilian version, the 707, even if it were only because of its bigger engines. I think those long narrow engines of the 707 look pretty bad, while these ones look really good on this bird (it's the same thing with the 737-200 and all later versions of the 737, compare the engines...).
Btw check out the rubber on the runway! I thought pilots were not allowed to do burnouts!!! ;)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice shoot. Interesting tyres marks at the the end of the runway at the bottom of the picture
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great Work! Keep it up
Anonymous
9 years ago
Thanks to the photographer for a great photo
Anonymous
9 years ago
The detail is amazing, from the spinning turbines to the pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit. It must've taken some intestinal fortitude to capture this shot without cringing!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Love this shot, makes the aircraft look so nimble

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