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KC-135 Stratotanker
The Boeing KC-135 replaced the propeller-powered KC-97 tankers, which could no longer keep up with the jet fighters and bombers. It was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling.
KC-135 Stratotanker in the 1990s
BI46952 (BIV16_KC-135_03)
KC-135 Stratotanker in the 1990s
The KC-135 was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling. More than 732 KC-135s...
KC-135 Flight Testing in the 1950s
BI46949 (BIV16_KC-135_02)
KC-135 Flight Testing in the 1950s
The KC-135 was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling. More than 732 KC-135s...
KC-135 Stratotanker Rollout and First Flight, 1956
BI46951 (BIV16_KC-135_01)
KC-135 Stratotanker Rollout and First Flight, 1956
The KC-135 was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling. More than 732 KC-135s...
KC-135 Stratotanker with Refueling Boom Lowered
BI22030 (597-82)
KC-135 Stratotanker with Refueling Boom Lowered
The KC-135 was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling. More than 732 KC-135s...
KC-135 Stratotanker
BI22020 (597-26)
KC-135 Stratotanker
The KC-135 was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling. More than 732 KC-135s...
KC-135 Stratotanker in Flight
BI220282 (tw799-894)
KC-135 Stratotanker in Flight
The KC-135 was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling. More than 732 KC-135s...
KC-135R Stratotanker Refueling B-1B Lancer
BI21966 (590-175)
KC-135R Stratotanker Refueling B-1B Lancer
The North American B-1 was a swing-wing bomber intended for high-speed, low-altitude penetration missions....
KC-135 Stratotanker Air to Air Refueling
BI24622 (tw799-890)
KC-135 Stratotanker Air to Air Refueling
The KC-135 was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling. More than 732 KC-135s...
B-52 Stratofortress Air to Air Refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker
BI22216 (tw975-400c)
B-52 Stratofortress Air to Air Refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker
The Boeing B-52 was the country’s first long- range, swept-wing bomber. By the 21st century, it was in...
KC-135 Refueling a B-52 Air to Air
BI24400 (k4383)
KC-135 Refueling a B-52 Air to Air
The KC-135 was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling. More than 732 KC-135s...
KC-135A Stratotanker Refueling a B-52 Stratofortress in Flight
BI41004 (k5254)
KC-135A Stratotanker Refueling a B-52 Stratofortress in Flight
In operation since 1957, the KC-135 Stratotanker is used primarily to refuel aircraft during flight....
KC-135 Refueling F-4 Phantom IIs
BI2724 (d4c-33172)
KC-135 Refueling F-4 Phantom IIs
McDonnell F-4 Phantom II (1958-1979): Some aircraft are memorable for the total number produced, some...
Boeing KC-135A Refueling a McDonnell RF-101 Voodoo in Flight
BI220535 (msf57-d4c-620)
Boeing KC-135A Refueling a McDonnell RF-101 Voodoo in Flight
The McDonnell Voodoo began as the XF-88 all-weather interceptor (fighter), which first flew at Muroc...
KC-135 Stratotanker Cockpit
BI24582 (tw581-142)
KC-135 Stratotanker Cockpit
The KC-135 was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling. More than 732 KC-135s...
KC-135 Stratotanker with CFM-56 Engines
BI24588 (tw682-208)
KC-135 Stratotanker with CFM-56 Engines
The KC-135 was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling. More than 732 KC-135s...
KC-135 Rollout Ceremony Fly-by
BI4791 (p17089)
KC-135 Rollout Ceremony Fly-by
The KC-135 was the first offspring of the Boeing 367-80. It was the only jet airplane designed specifically...
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