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Boeing RC-135

United States (1962)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Boeing RC-135 Multi-Role, Multi-Mission Reconnaissance Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 9/2/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com



  Boeing RC-135  
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The Boeing RC-135 serves as the basis for a family of reconnaissance aircraft used by the United States Air Force.

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Boeing RC-135 Specifications
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United States
Year: 1962
Type: Multi-Role, Multi-Mission Reconnaissance Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Boeing Aircraft Company - USA
Production: 32
Supported Mission Types
Air-to-Air
Interception
Unmanned
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Training
Anti-Submarine
Anti-Ship
Airborne Early Warning
MEDEVAC
Electronic Warfare
Maritime/Navy
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Search/Rescue
Recon/Scouting
Special Forces
X-Plane/Development
Structural
Crew: 27
Length: 136.48 ft (41.6 m)
Width: 130.91 ft (39.90 m)
Height: 41.67 ft (12.70 m)
Empty Weight: 175,367 lb (79,545 kg)
MTOW: 321,875 lb (146,000 kg)


Installed Power
4 x CFM International F-108-CF-201 turbofan engines developing 22,000lb thrust each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 581 mph (935 kph; 505 kts)
Maximum Range: 3,449 mi (5,550 km; 2,997 nm)
Service Ceiling: 49,869 ft (15,200 m; 9.44 mi)
Rate-of-Climb: 4,900 ft/min (1,494 m/min)


Armament
Mission-specific equipment as related to reconnaissance.

Operators List
United Kingdom; United States

Series Model Variants
• KC-135 - Base Series Designation
• Model 739 - Boeing Model
• KC-135A - Base reconnaissance model
• KC-135R ("Rivet Stand"/"Rivet Quick")
• KC-135T "Cobra Jaw"
• RC-135A
• RC-135B
• RC-135C "Big Team"
• RC-135D ("Office Boy"/"Rivet Brass")
• RC-135E ("Rivet Ann"/"Rivet Amber")
• RC-135M "Rivet Card"
• RC-135S ("Nancy Rae"/"Wanda Belle"/"Rivet Ball")
• RC-135S "Cobra Ball"
• RC-135T "Rivet Dandy"
• RC-135U "Combat Sent"
• RC-135V "Rivet Joint"
• RC-135W "Rivet Joint"
• RC-135W "Rivet Joint" ("Project Airseeker")


Supported Weapon Systems


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