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Boeing C-135 Stratolifter

Military Transport Aircraft

Exactly sixty examples of the Boeing C-135 Stratolifter were built for the United States Air Force, the series continuing service today despite its 1950s origins.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 9/24/2019
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Year: 1957
Status: Active, In-Service
Manufacturer(s): Boeing Company - USA
Production: 60
Crew: 3
Length: 136.32 ft (41.55 m)
Width: 131.23 ft (40 m)
Height: 41.67 ft (12.7 m)
Weight (Empty): 99,208 lb (45,000 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 321,875 lb (146,000 kg)
Power: R/T Models: 4 x CFM International CFM56 turbofan engines developing 21,635lb of thrust each; E Models: 4 x Pratt & Whitney TF33-PW-102 turbofan engines developing 18,000lb of thrust each.
Speed: 581 mph (935 kph; 505 kts)
Ceiling: 49,869 feet (15,200 m; 9.44 miles)
Range: 3,449 miles (5,550 km; 2,997 nm)
Rate-of-Climb: 5,000 ft/min (1,524 m/min)
Operators: United States



Variants / Models

• C-135 - Base Series Designation.
• C-135A
• C-135B
• C-135C
• C-135E
• C-135F
• C-135K
• C-135FR
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