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Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker serial 60-0331 of the 940th Aerial Refuelling Wing (ARW), Beale AFB. The aircraft has the inscription “Let’s Roll” on the nose. Fabulous 1/200 scale diecast with a quality heavy feel to it. Complete with fixed lowered undercarriage and display stand. Although non limited Gemini do not produce any more than 750 of each model.
Length 8.25 inches Wingspan 7.75 inches
Please note: Diorama base not included.
The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a military aerial refueling aircraft. It 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.
Boeing KC-135R – 940th ARW, Beale AFB. 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 aircraft will eventually be replaced by the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus.