KC-135E StratotankerItem Number: 1390
Boeing KC-135E airplane model. Under a modification program, 161 Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard tankers were re-engined with the TF-33-PW-102 engines. The re-engined tanker, designated the KC-135E, is 14 percent more fuel efficient than the KC-135A and can offload 20 percent more fuel. The present KC-135E model is the result of a 1982 modification program to the KC-135A fleet with the goal of reducing noise, increase take off thrust, and reduce fuel consumption. The modifications entailed changing the J-57 engine for theTF-33-PW-102 engines, improved breaks, avionics up grades and new horizontal stabilizers.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/100. Wingspan 16 inches, Length 16 1/2 inches.