Aviation Photo #1763753 Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (717-148) - USA - Air Force

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Stratotanker from Arizona Air National Guard, concrete of 197th Air Refueling Squadron / 161st Air Refueling Wing, based at Phoenix Sky Harbor airbase, Arizona, departing from Mildenhall. The 197th ARS is the only refuelling unit in the south-western USA between Texas and California, and is routinely tasked with providing Air-to-Air refuelling support for the F-16s from nearby Luke AFB. It was the first tanker unit participated during operation Desert Shield, based in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Moron AFB in Spain. In 1999 six airplanes operated during Kosovo crisis too.
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    Jiri Zedka
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