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Boeing KC-135D 'STRATOTANKER'

Description
Notes: Formerly RC-135A modified to partial KC-135A configuration.
  Manufacturer:Boeing
  Base model:C-135
  Designation:KC-135
  Version:D
  Nickname:STRATOTANKER
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1962
  Basic role:Transport
  Modified Mission:Tanker

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Recent comments by our visitors
 Tom
 , VA
I recall something about someone who was part of that nose drop, saying over and over that he is an F-4 guy, and that F-4's have squat switches.
10/02/2012 @ 09:14 [ref: 67279]
 Rusty Scrougham
 Trafalgar, IN
I was working in Maintenance Control when 8060 dropped. I believe Bill Knoll was the Crew Chief and Jim Frankenfield was the Hyd Specialist. No nose gear pins during a dummy retract.
11/28/2011 @ 15:28 [ref: 50735]
 Thomas Dembowski
 , VA
I was on "C-Square" when that happened. I do recall helping out towing that airframe later.

I will never forget the converstaion just prior to the tow. that were saying that we needed a brake rider, and we were saing no. Because of the ruptured fuel tanks, no power was allowed. Not even battery power to build up brake pressure.

No power, no breaks. We had guys walking next to tne main gear carring chocks incase the uke could not stop the airframe.
07/18/2011 @ 07:08 [ref: 42059]
 Rich Hasse
 Montello, WI
I worked on the D-models at KGUS. I remember prepping my aircraft (KC-135A, 62-3577) for alert when all hell broke loose on the alert pad. I was transcribing forms in the flightline branch office when the Tanker 2 expediter (TSgt Hancock?) came running in telling me my aircraft had to assume alert ASAP because 8060 just got set on its nose. Everyone ran outside towards Benchstock to look towards the Alert Pad and, sure enough, you could see one tail sticking up in the air. The crew chief and a bubble-chaser were doing a dummy retraction on the nose gear and 'someone' forgot to put the nose pin in. All the extra structure in the old camera section sliding door camera port kept the airframe from buckling.
06/28/2011 @ 12:45 [ref: 39849]
 TMcCue
 , KY
I remember breaking 8060 I think. Who happened to be crew chiefat the time was RJ Busbee. Was not a happy camper. Spot, Kschmidt. what up
04/17/2010 @ 15:41 [ref: 26028]
 Roger Ragland
 Birmingham, AL
Mr Draughn, I Am not drunk ,you may be, but you know i have the proof!!

02/17/2009 @ 14:50 [ref: 23753]
 Jimmy Draughn
 , FL
We are all lucky that Mr. Ragland was never in the service of our country. What he does know he makes up as he goes along ...especially when drunk.
10/25/2008 @ 15:45 [ref: 22921]
 Roger Ragland
 Birmingham, AL
Jimmy Draughn sold~ gave me classified info on airforce Birds & a copy of the Bluebook back in 1964. I still have them !..Blackbird specs 2

05/09/2008 @ 13:35 [ref: 20840]
 Roger Ragland
 Birmingham, AL
Jimmy Draughn sold~ gave me classified info on airforce Birds & a copy of the Bluebook back in 1964. I still have them !..Blackbird specs 2

05/09/2008 @ 13:35 [ref: 20839]
 John Johnston
 Topeka, KS
I was a crew chief on 63-8060. She was a good jet. All four D models have been retired
04/05/2008 @ 06:06 [ref: 20341]

 
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