Boeing C-135 OC-135 Open Skies USAF

Boeing C-135 OC-135 Open Skies USAF

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Open Skies Treaty USAF C-135 aircraft airplane model. The Open Skies Treaty, signed on 24 Mar 92, provides for nearly unrestricted aerial data collection reconnaissance flights over the entire territories of the U.S. and the 26 other signatory countries. Flights are intended to enhance mutual understanding and confidence. The only restrictions on an Open Skies mission are sensor resolution, distance of the data collection flight, and safety of flight considerations. Signatories include all NATO countries, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Kirgizstan. To date, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and several Middle Eastern nations have expressed interest.

Three OC-135Bs were modified to perform the Open Skies mission; two PAA and one BAI. The first OC-135 was first assigned to the 24th Reconnaissance Squadron, at Offutt AFB, NE in October 1993. Two more OC-135Bs were delivered by the end of 1996.

Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/100 Wingspan 17 1/2 inches, Length 18 1/2 inches.