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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.

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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.

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Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter Specifications
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United States
Year: 1951
Type: Strategic Air Tanker / Aerial Refueling Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Boeing Company - USA
Production: 811
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: 6
Length: 117.45 ft (35.8 m)
Width: 141.08 ft (43.00 m)
Height: 38.39 ft (11.70 m)
Empty Weight: 82,497 lb (37,420 kg)
MTOW: 175,003 lb (79,380 kg)


Installed Power
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.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 401 mph (645 kph; 348 kts)
Maximum Range: 2,299 mi (3,700 km; 1,998 nm)
Service Ceiling: 30,003 ft (9,145 m; 5.68 mi)


Armament
None.

Operators List
Israel; Spain; United States

Series 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


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