Boeing EC-135G 'Stratolifter'
| ed schreiner|
| I'm not only fortunate enough to know all these Grissom birds, I flew on 3570, when Sean Baker was the AC and spent a lot walking miles with all the white tops. That was an enjoyable time from '75 to '79, and then I received my commission and went to pilot training at Columbus AFB. |
08/06/2014 @ 05:13 [ref: 68589]
| Allan L. Gundry|
Fall City, WA
| 7994 or better know as 7 swine swine whore. This was 1 of 6 EC-135 at grissom afb and was the heavist bird in the fleet. We had the J-57 on it and she would eat up the runway. I loved the EC to look at but never cared to boom on them. To many bosses on these birds. I new a crewchief on this plane his name was Mark Booms. |
12/17/2011 @ 21:17 [ref: 51183]
| 63-7994 was stationed at Grissom AFB, IN with the 305th AREFW until it was reassigned to Ellsworth AFB in the late 1980s. |
06/24/2011 @ 21:03 [ref: 39787]
| Keith Olson|
| Michael Allan
"The picture of 62-3570; you have to look very close. In the lower right corner is the carcass of 570. If you look very close at the nose you can just make out the serial number. The whole upper part of the fuselage is missing! I never thought this airplane would see it's end this way!
12/15/2008 @ 16:14 [ref: 23249]"
That part of 3570 lives on in a KC-135R. I was stationed at Ellsworth AFB SD from 90-93 and in early '93 a B1-B hit a KC-135 inflight with it's left Stab and ripped out the forward body tank.
All landed safely and 3570 was used to reconstruct the aircraft. For the life of me, I cannot remember which Aircraft was repaired.
03/30/2010 @ 06:07 [ref: 25947]
| Michael Allan|
| 62-3579 is the aircraft in flight over Mt Rushmore; it now resides next to 62-3570 at the boneyard. It is the aircraft to the left of 62-3570 in the photo below. |
12/15/2008 @ 17:48 [ref: 23251]
| Michael Allan|
| The picture of 62-3570; you have to look very close. In the lower right corner is the carcass of 570. If you look very close at the nose you can just make out the serial number. The whole upper part of the fuselage is missing! I never thought this airplane would see it's end this way! |
12/15/2008 @ 16:14 [ref: 23249]
| Matt Sekella|
| There were 4-only of this configuration of Numbered AF Airborne Command Post configuration. All with SAC. Tail Nrs -570, -579,-994, and 001 ("Balls-1"). All powered by P&W J-57, water injected engines. All equipped as tankers with receiver air refueling recepticals. Normal crew (as Airborne Launch Control System aircraft)- 9. Endurance airborne: 48 hrs (refueled).One on display at Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City SD, where three of the four were based all their operational lives. |
10/10/2001 @ 16:21 [ref: 3376]