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  • KC-135 Stratotanker

    Mission The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 60 years. This unique asset enhances the Air Force's capability to accomplish its primary mission of global reach. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and
  • KC-135 facts

    The average passenger car could operate for more than a year on the maximum fuel transferred through the air refueling boom on a KC-135 in one minute (1,015 gallons). A gas station pump operating steadily for 24 hours couldn't pump as much as the refueling boom does in eight minutes.      The four CFM-56 engines on the KC-135R put out 22,224 pounds
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