Military Factory logo

Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter - United States, 1951


Detailing the development and operational history of the Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter Strategic Air Tanker / Aerial Refueling Aircraft.


 Entry last updated on 10/3/2016; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

  Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter  
Picture of Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter
Picture of Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter Picture of Boeing KC-97 StratofreighterPicture of Boeing KC-97 StratofreighterPicture of Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter


Produced in over 800 examples from 1951 to 1956, the Boeing KC-97 served the air branches of the United States, Israel and Spain for a time.







There are currently no development or operational history details available for the Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter. Rest assured that we are hard at work on adding more information to the Military Factory database so please check back at another time.

Each entry goes through a lengthy research process that produces the final write up. The write up is then complemented by appropriate imagery for the associated text through a lengthy picture hunting process. Statistics are then verified before the entry is completed in our database and posted for review.

For the interim, please consider busying yourself with another section on MilitaryFactory.com.










Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter Specifications



Service Year: 1951
Type: Strategic Air Tanker / Aerial Refueling Aircraft
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Boeing Company - USA
Total Production: 811


Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)



Operating Crew (Typical): 6
Overall Length: 117.45 feet (35.8 meters)
Overall Width: 141.08 feet (43.00 meters)
Overall Height: 38.39 feet (11.70 meters)

Weight (Empty): 82,497 lb (37,420 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 175,003 lb (79,380 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)



Engine: 2 x General Electric J47-GE-23 turbojet engines developing 5,790 lb of thrust each; 4 x Pratt & Whitney R-4360-59 radial piston engines developing 3,500 horsepower.

Maximum Speed: 348 knots (401 mph; 645 kph)
Maximum Range: 1,998 nautical miles (2,299 miles; 3,700 km)
Service Ceiling: 30,003 feet (9,145 meters; 5.68 miles)

Armament / Mission Payload



None.

Global Operators (Customers, Users)



Israel; Spain; United States

Model Variants



KC-97 - Base Series Designation
KC-97A
KC-97E
KC-97F
KC-97G
EC-97G
C-79G
GKC-97G
JKC-97G
HC-97G
KC-97H
YC-97J
C-97K
KC-97L


Images Gallery



VIEW
VIEW