|Quoting TaxPilot (Reply 7):|
Great airplane, but we thought it was old when I flew it 1975-80.
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 10):|
Are you sure? I could be wrong, but I thought she is assigned to the KSANG at Topka as a KC-135R?
|Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 11):|
Johnny Walker Blue
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 12):|
1955 models are still flying
|Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 13):|
Then in 1993 we were told to shutdown Oct 1993 and we sent many a pristine A model to the bone yard, ALot of our 62/63 models are still in the desert.
|Quoting JAM747 (Reply 17):|
Have any KC-135 or 707 tankers been converted back to civilian use such as in cargo? The reason I ask is because in a recent Aircraft Illustrated issue there was an article about some Italian 707 tankers. I quote from the article.
" The three remaining Boeing 707 T/T of the Italian AF (AMI) are currently sitting forlornly at Pratica di Mare awaiting the outcome of talks with Boeing and Alenia over a new maintenance contract.The aircraft have not flown since mid-January leaving the AMI with no tanker capability following the delay to the first KC-767A. The current maintenance contract was up for renewal at the start of 2006. The italian KC-767 deal included the return of the four B707s to Boeing with the first having been handed over in December 2005. It is currently at Alenia's Naples facility awaiting a new life in the civilian market." Paul van den Hurk/Phodocu.
|Quoting JAM747 (Reply 17):|
The current maintenance contract was up for renewal at the start of 2006. The italian KC-767 deal included the return of the four B707s to Boeing with the first having been handed over in December 2005
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 20):|
Me bad..... Those KC-135As (converted to R) went to Singapore.
|Quoting Mohavewolfpup (Reply 22):|
In the movie "the perfect storm" they show a KC-135 flying in to help refuel a helicopter, but the pilots of the helicopter can't.
|Quoting N911ME (Reply 23):|
That's not a KC-135 - it's an HC-130 from the NYANG, as is the HH-60G refueling from it.
The booms going directly into the aircraft are USAF tankers configured for refueling USAF fixed-wing aircraft, and can be reconfigured to refuel aircraft with refueling probes (USN/USAF/USMC/USA) - also known as the 'hose-and-drogue'.
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