stratotanker


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stratotanker

(ˈstrætəʊˌtæŋkə)
n
an aircraft that can refuel other aircrafts at high speeds and altitudes
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Photo: Richard Paver For the first time, the US Air Force will be demonstrating the huge Boeing KC135 Stratotanker.
One significant initiative the division fielded is the KC-135 Stratotanker Engine Compressor Upgrade Program, which improves engine longevity and efficiency by saving fuel and sustainment costs.
A Russian fighter jet intercepted a small group of US warplanes, including Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker military refueling aircraft, two B-1 bombers and one B-52, during the BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) annual training exercise on June 10.
Today, the Michigan ANG flies the A-10 Thunderbolt II, an attack aircraft known affectionately as the "Warthog," and the KC-135 Stratotanker, an aerial refueling aircraft that allows the Air Force to have true global reach.
A KC-135 Stratotanker from Tennessee Air National Guard's 134th Air Refueling Wing also flew in to assist.
disconnects from the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker after receiving fuel to continue on its training sortie during exercise Red Flag 16-1 Feb.
Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker flew the first mission Tuesday night, providing fuel for a Saudi-owned F-15 Eagle and an F-16 Fighting Falcon operated by the United Arab Emirates air force, Army Col.
Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker providing fuel for an F-15 fighter jet operated by Saudi Arabia and an F-16 flown by the United Arab Emirates, spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told reporters.
Singapore said on Monday it would provide military support including a Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker for air-to-air refuelling.
A US Navy F-18E Super Hornet |approaches to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes as part of U.
However, there is less than 10 aircrafts, and more than 17 of Stratotanker refueling aircrafts.
The US probably couldn't have fought the air wars over Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya without the KC-135 Stratotanker, the Air Force's main aerial refueler, which allows fighter jets to remain airborne on long flights.
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