RAF Fairford | B1 Bomber, U2, KC135

RAF Fairford | B1 Bomber, U2, KC135

The KC-135 was the US Air Force's first jet-powered refueling tanker and replaced the KC-97 Stratofreighter. The KC-135 Stratotanker is an American military aerial refueling aircraft developed from the Boeing 707 aircraft, as well as the Boeing 367-80 prototype. The C-135 Stratolifter is the dominant variant of the family of transport aircraft. The KC-135 was originally tasked with refueling strategic bombers, but was used extensively in the Vietnam War and later in conflicts such as Operation Desert Storm to extend the range and durability of US tactical fighters and bombers.Filmed in 2021, a pair of KC-135, a U-2 and a pair of B-1 bombers all returning to RAF Fairford

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