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BOEING KC-135

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K35E
Aircraft
Name KC-135
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Heavy
APC C
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

BOEING KC-135D Stratotanker
BOEING Stratotanker (TF33 engines)
BOEING KC-135E Stratotanker


BOEING KC-135

BOEING KC-135 BOEING KC-135 3D

Description

Air-to-air refueling tanker. In service since 1982. Improved development of KC-135 A/B with more powerful ex. civilian TF33 engines (ICAO Designator: K35A). USAF continues to re-engine KC-135 As to KC-135 D/Es and KC-135Rs. Max Mach 0.82

Technical Data

Wing span 39.9 m130.906 ft
Length 41.5 m136.155 ft
Height 12.7 m41.667 ft
Powerplant 4 x 93.4 kN P&W TF33-PW-100 turbofans.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney TF33

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 530 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC 5000 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 144000144,000 kg
144 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL450 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 40004,000 nm
7,408,000 m
7,408 km
24,304,461.96 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving K35E

None on SKYbrary