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Boeing C-135B Stratolifter (61-2666) - September 5th marked the final flight of this unique 61 year old NC-135W testbed and the final flight of a TF-33-equipped USAF C-135. She'll now spend the rest of her days in the Arizona boneyard.
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Boeing C-135B Stratolifter (61-2666)

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September 5th marked the final flight of this unique 61 year old NC-135W testbed and the final flight of a TF-33-equipped USAF C-135. She'll now spend the rest of her days in the Arizona boneyard.

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Alan Brown
This photo reminds me of the RC-135M which was one of the predated models of this aircraft. It didn't have all of the upgrades this one had. It was upgraded to become a W model later, probably for the TF-33 equipment. I flew onboard the 135M during the Viet war, and a model of the 130 that no longer exists also. It was interesting work, and some long flights but worth it in the end.
ken kemper
That Half Moon makes this a most impressive shot !!

Well done.
jesse kyzer
https://aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=115327
Fritz Cooper
This lady should go to the USAF museum at Wright-Patterson.
William Owens
Yes Fritz, I agree. This beautiful machine needs to be on display as another example of how the people of America can and will be the leaders in the world of Aviation technology.
Grant Phifer
I was AC/IP on this particular aircraft while with the 55th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at McClellan AFB (KMCC) in Sacramento (1985-1991). Seems like a lifetime ago. We used to call this one "The Antichrist" for somewhat obvious reasons, although she was as gentle as any of the others...61-2665, 61-2667, 61-2670, 61-2672, 61,2673, and 61-2674. Fun times and great memories.
rairden
Using the moon for scale, I'd estimate 2300 feet altitude.
skylab72
"2300 feet altitude"? Maybe, but GVT is real close to 500ASL. So guess a grand AGL, maybe+, but I'd. be comfortable with approaching 2300...
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