Aviation Photo #1172265: Boeing NKC-135E Stratotanker (717-100A) - USA - Air Force


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  • Hector A Rivera Valentin-AirTeamImages
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing NKC-135E Stratotanker (717-100A)
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing
    17248
    55-3132
    San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (Isla Verde)
    Puerto Rico
    January 13, 2007
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#1172265
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February 08, 2007
Caption
A target missile is painted on the forward half of the fuselage to indicate its mission as serving in airborne laser target aquisition tests.
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812px

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Comments (12)

Anonymous
9 years ago
Strange aircraft! Big nose
Anonymous
9 years ago
Let's hope missile developers don't discover black (or sky-colored paint. :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
I rated this photo 5 star because you showed me something realy strange.
Anonymous
8 years ago
That aircraft looks angry. Nice pic. Love the colors
Anonymous
8 years ago
Odd loooking aircraft yet it really stands out. Nice job.
Anonymous
7 years ago
OK, so it's a bit bizarre...but it's right up there with what the USAF has done to any number of other 135 airframes. Is there ANYTHING that a 135/707 et.al. CAN'T do? At least they 86'd the old "dogwhistle - waterburner" J-57 powerplants!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Real interesting photo
Anonymous
5 years ago
I bet the pilots appreciated being located right next to the bullseye. "Ok, when we give the signal, hunker down in your seats."
Anonymous
4 years ago
It smiles kinda like this: :P
Anonymous
2 years ago
Very interesting photograph of a rare airplane. And I join an earlier poster by asking: Is there ANYTHING that a 135/707 et.al. CAN'T do? Great aircraft, like the C-130 and DC-3/C-47 up there as the most adaptable aircraft ever built!
Anonymous
1 year ago
This is why USA is USA
Anonymous
1 year ago
Moral of this photo is: Paint your missiles black, and they'll get through no problem.