G2AFO819 Gemini Jets U.S.A.F Boeing KC-135R (Beale AFB) 91472

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G2AFO819
Gemini Jets 1/200th scale
U.S.A.F
Boeing KC-135R
(BEALE AFB)
91472

RRP  £92.00

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Gemini Jets 1/200th scale G2AFO819 U.S.A.F Boeing KC-135R (BEALE AFB) 91472. Buy now online at Flying Tigers.

 

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a military aerial refueling aircraft. Both the KC-135 and the Boeing 707 airliner were developed from the Boeing 367-80 prototype. It is the predominant variant of the C-135 Stratolifter family of transport aircraft. The KC-135 was the US Air Force’s first jet-powered refueling tanker and replaced the KC-97 Stratofreighter. The KC-135 was initially tasked with refueling strategic bombers, but was used extensively in the Vietnam War and later conflicts such as Operation Desert Storm to extend the range and endurance of US tactical fighters and bombers.

The KC-135 entered service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1957; it is one of six military fixed-wing aircraft with over 50 years of continuous service with its original operator. The KC-135 is supplemented by the larger KC-10. Studies have concluded that many of the aircraft could be flown until 2040, although maintenance costs have greatly increased. The KC-135 is to be partially replaced by the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus.

RRP  £92.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: G2AFO819

Model categories:
1/200th Scale Military and Civilian Aircraft, 1/200th Scale Section, Gemini Jets Military 1/200th scale, Military Aviation