Aviation Photo #1291123 Boeing WC-135B (717-158) - USA - Air Force

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"Lark 61", arriving at 15.35 on runway 21. First flt 27.4.62, del 30.4.62 as C-135B. Converted to WC-135B "weather reconnaissance" aircraft in 1965. WC-135s were used to take air samples to detect radioactive debris from nuclear weapons tests. It uses external flow-through devices to collect particulates on filter paper and a compressor system for whole air samples collected in holding spheres. In 1994, 61-2672 was converted to an OC-135B "Open Skies" aircraft, and is still in service in 2007.
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    David Eyre
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing WC-135B (717-158)
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
    Boeing
    18348
    61-2672
    Perth
    Western Australia
    Australia
    September 11, 1988
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