GMUSA097 Gemini Jets RAF Mildenhall KC-135R Stratotanker (Mildenhall AFB) 58-0100

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GMUSA097
Gemini Jets 1/400th scale
RAF Mildenhall
Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
(Mildenhall AFB)
58-0100

RRP  £45.00

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Gemini Jets 1/400th scale GMUSA097 RAF Mildenhall KC-135R Stratotanker (Mildenhall AFB) 58-0100. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.

 

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a military aerial refueling aircraft that was developed from the Boeing 367-80 prototype, alongside the Boeing 707 airliner. 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 it 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 2030, although maintenance costs have greatly increased. The KC-135 is to be partially replaced by the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus.

RRP  £45.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: GMUSA097

Model categories:
1/400th Scale Section, Future Military Model Releases, Gemini Jets, Gemini Jets 1/400th scale, Gemini Jets Military 1/400th scale, Military Aviation