Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Boeing KC135!

Another first of type for me at the tattoo was this USAF-operated Boeing KC135 air-to-air refueler. This aircraft is based on the Boeing 367-80 prototype [which is the same prototype that the Boeing 707 airliner was based on] which makes it rather ancient in the world of military aircraft. It's registration of 62-3561 shows it was taken on strength in 1962!

Unfortunately it wasn't open to walk through, but never mind. Here are a few photos from the outside.

Boeing KC135, 62-3561, operated by the USAF

Boeing KC135, 62-3561, operated by the USAF

Boeing KC135, 62-3561, operated by the USAF

Boeing KC135, 62-3561, operated by the USAF

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The KC-135 is no way related to the Boeing 707, the Dash 80 was the prototype for the KC-135. The KC-135 and B707 design are worlds apart.

Rodney said...

Hi Anon,

Ok, I have overstated the relationship somewhat, although they are related - both being derived from the Boeing 367-80 prototype. I've updated the post to reflect this.

Cheers,

Rodney