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KC-135 Stratotanker Aerial Refuelling Aircraft

Crew

4 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, boom operator)

Passenger Capacity

37

Maiden Flight

August 1956

Introduced

June 1957

Number Built

803

Manufacturer

Boeing Integrated and Defence Systems

Operators

US Air Force, French Air Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force and Turkish Air Force

Length

41.53m

Height

12.7m

Wingspan

39.88m

Wing Area

226m²

Maximum Take-Off Weight

146,300kg

Maximum Transfer Fuel

92,210kg

Maximum Cargo

37,648kg

Empty Weight

44,663kg

Useful Load

90,700kg

Loaded Weight

135,000kg

Turbofan Engines

4 x CFM-56

Thrust

97.9kN

Range (with 150,000lbs Transfer Fuel)

2,419km (1,500 miles)

Cruise Speed

530mph (852km/h) at 30,000ft

Flight Ceiling

15,200m (50,000ft)

Ferry Range

17,766km (11,015miles)

Maximum Speed

933km/h

Rate of Climb

1,490m/min

Engines

CFM International

Avionics

Rockwell Collins

Refuelling Pods

Flight Refuelling Ltd
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