Boeing757100 wrote:Are they E-6 Mercury? Those are 707s re-engined with CFM56 and don't have any unusual antennas. It'd be helpful if you could upload a picture.
aklrno wrote:I noticed two USAF aircraft at PHX today that looked like B-707s but they had no refueling boom or obvious unusual antennae. Anyone know what they are?
aklrno wrote:I don't often pass through PHX. Sorry I couldn't get a picture we taxied by quickly and I just had a few seconds. I thought I looked carefully for a refueling boom, but I may have missed it. They were the dull dark grey I've seen before on KC-135s. I certainly am not an experienced spotter, that's why I referred to them as 707-like. Narrow body, 4 engine, definitely in the 707 family.
I was unaware KC-135s were stationed at PHX. I've only seen them up close at air shows and a tour of Beale AFB. KC-135 seems to be the most likely answer to my question. Thanks.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos