Aviation Photo #1572337 Boeing NKC-135A Stratotanker (717-100A) - USA - Air Force

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The Airborne Laser Laboratory (ALL) taxies out for a flight. Testing of the ALL culminated on May 26th, 1983 when the chemical laser firing from the dorsal turret (mounted on the other side of the fairing on top of the aircraft) shot down an AIM-9B missile.
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    David Lednicer
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing NKC-135A Stratotanker (717-100A)
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing
    17239
    55-3123
    Edwards - AFB
    California
    USA
    March 7, 1978
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