Boeing KC-135E 'STRATOTANKER'
Why is the Knee Cap different on #1 than what it is on 2,3 and 4?
08/24/2012 @ 07:20 [ref: 66403]
| Tim M|
| E models were as quiet as "R" models when you were comparing them to an "A" frame |
04/13/2010 @ 19:45 [ref: 26018]
| Bryan B|
| Worked as Asst CC on KC-135E 59-1497 for a few years then was Lead CC on 56-3626 until that was retired. Both were great acft. Can't wait to get my R-Model |
10/17/2007 @ 11:15 [ref: 18218]
| Jerry Beaty|
| I was among the initial cadre instructor pilot group that checked out in the KC-135E. Compared to the A-model, this variant was a sweetheart to fly and provided additional versatility for short field operations. It could carry twice it's ZFW in fuel and still takeoff on a hot Arizona day. Tail # -1496 still had the turbo-compressors installed. Plenty of power, smaller noise footprint and plenty of legs. Once flew non-stop, unrefueled from Andersen AFB, Guam, to Sky Harbor IAP, Phoenix, AZ. |
12/17/2006 @ 15:47 [ref: 15029]
| KC-135E Good detail info at:
1982 161 KC-135A's were re-engined from J57's to TF-33's/JT3D's.
05/05/2005 @ 13:14 [ref: 10120]
| These KC-135E models are very nosiey the are all way at March ARB.When they take off they are very very nosiey and leave a whole trail of smoke!!!! |
11/04/2004 @ 23:06 [ref: 8560]