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C135

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Aircraft
Name C-135 Stratolifter
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Heavy
APC D
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group 1


Manufacturered as:

BOEING C-135E Stratolifter
BOEING C-135K Stratolifter
BOEING C-135C Stratolifter
BOEING EC-135
BOEING C-135B Stratolifter
BOEING WC-135
BOEING TC-135
BOEING Stratolifter
BOEING OC-135
BOEING NKC-135


BOEING C-135 Stratolifter

BOEING C-135 Stratolifter BOEING C-135 Stratolifter 3D

Description

Military freighter aircraft. In service since 1955. Freighter development of KC-35 without tanking equipment, based on BOEING 707-300 airframe.

Technical Data

Wing span 39.9 m130.906 ft
Length 51.5 m168.963 ft
Height 12.7 m41.667 ft
Powerplant 4 x 93.4 kN P&W TF30-P-9 or 4 x 106.8 kN CFM 56-2A2/3 turbofans.
Engine model CFM International CFM56, Pratt & Whitney TF30

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 461 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.76 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 146.284146.284 kg
0.146 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL500 ROD ft/min APC D
WTC H Range 35003,500 nm
6,482,000 m
6,482 km
21,266,404.215 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C135

None on SKYbrary