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Boeing C-135 specs
Last updated: 8 August 2013
Manufacturer:The Boeing Company
Country: United States of America
First flight:17 August 1956
Entry into service: June 1957
Production ended: 1965
Production total:820
Series: C-135A Stratolifter: Cargo/passenger variant of the KC-135A
C-135B Stratolifter: C-135A fitted with four TF-33-P-56 turbofan engines
C-135F Stratotanker: Tanker variant for France similar to the KC-135A
EC-135C Stratotanker: "C-135 variant for airborne command post role ""Looking Glass"""
EC-135J: "KC-135B modified for airborne national command post role, ""Nightwatch"""
EC-135K: KC-135A modified for deployment control duties
EC-135N: "ARIA aircraft with ""Snoopy Nose"""
EC-135P: KC-135A modified for airborne command post role
KC-135A Stratotanker: Original KC-135 production version
KC-135E Stratotanker: KC-135As re-engined with Pratt & Whitney TF-33-PW-102 engines
KC-135Q Stratotanker: KC-135As modified to carry JP-7 fuel necessary for the SR-71 Blackbird,
KC-135R Stratotanker: JC/KC-135As converted to Rivet Stand (Later Rivet Quick) configuration for reconnaissance
NKC-135A: Test-configured KC-135A
RC-135E Rivet Amber: Equipped with a large 7 MW Hughes Aircraft phased-array radar system.
RC-135S Cobra Ball II: Equipped with special electro-optical instruments designed to observe ballistic missile flights
RC-135S Rivet Ball: Elongated nose radome and optically flat quartz windows used for tracking cameras.
RC-135T Rivet Dandy: Specific SIGINT platform
RC-135V Rivet Joint: Specific SIGINT platform
VC-135A: C-135A with VIP interior
Propulsion:4 jet engines
Maximum certificated number of passengers:126
Maximum certificated take-off mass:124740 kg
ICAO Mass group:4