Gemini Macs Boeing United States Airforce KC-135R Stratotanker Mildenhall AFB 1:400 Scale GMUSA097
- Brand: Gemini Jets
- Product Code: GMUSA097
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Boeing United States Airforce KC-135R Stratotanker Mildenhall AFB
Model Number: GMUSA097
Dimensions: 10 x 10.5 x 3.2 cm (L x W x H)
The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a military aerial refuelling 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 refuelling tanker and replaced the KC-97 Stratofreighter.
The KC-135R has four turbofan engines, mounted under 35-degree swept wings, which power it to takeoff at gross weights up to 146,300 kg. Nearly all internal fuel can be pumped through the tanker's flying boom, the KC-135's primary fuel transfer method. A special shuttlecock-shaped drogue, attached to and trailing behind the flying boom, may be used to refuel aircraft fitted with probes.
Gemini Macs models are produced in limited editions of no more than 2,500 pieces and are highly detailed collectibles that come fully assembled and ready to display.