14708 1/144 USAF KC-135R Fuel Tanker
In the early 1950’s the US Air Force needed a new high-speed jet transport that was capable of providing mid-air refueling for the new high speed jet bombers coming into service. The C/KC-135 design was chosen and has now operated in the United States Air Force for almost 60 years making it among the longest serving “front-line” aircraft in history.
The new Minicraft KC-135R represents the KC-135 as the airplane appears today. Extensive modifications have been made to extend the service life of the KC-135. This new KC-135R features new engine tooling representing CFM-56 high efficiency engines that improve speed and improves fuel efficiency. New decals printed by Cartograf features markings for 2 United States Air Force aircraft.
Markings included in this kit are:
KC-135R (58-0018), 22nd ARW (931st ARG) McConnell AFB, 2013
KC-135R (58-0023), Illinois Air National Guard, ca. 2005
This kit contains 84 pcs. molded in gray plastic, 1 Clear Canopy, Assembly Manual, and premium decal sheet by Cartograf