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KC-135 Stratotanker
 
Latest update: June 2017

Company: Boeing
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.

 
Order and production overview KC-135 Stratotanker
 
Country Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Chile           0   1   3     2
France 12       12 0 1     3     14
Singapore           0       4     4
Turkey           0       7     7
United States 695       695 0 62 223 20       390
Total 707       707 0 63 224 20 17     417
 
Comment(s):

Two USAF KC-135As were sold to NASA.
One USAF KC-135R sold to the RAF being converted to RC-135.
 
KC-135 Stratotanker reports - per aircraft type
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Chile KC-135E           0   1   3     2
France C-135F 1       1 0 1           0
  C-135FR 11       11 0             11
  KC-135R           0       3     3
Singapore KC-135R           0       4     4
Turkey KC-135R           0       7     7
United States KC-135A 124       124 0 56 66 2       0
  NKC-135A 10       10 0   10         0
  NKC-135B 1       1 0   1         0
  KC-135D 4       4 0   4         0
  KC-135E 130       130 0 3 124 3       0
  NKC-135E 2       2 0   2         0
  KC-135Q 2       2 0 1 1         0
  KC-135R 360       360 0 2 15 15       328
  KC-135R(RT) 8       8 0             8
  KC-135T 54       54 0             54
Total   707       707 0 63 224 20 17     417
 
Comment(s):

NKC-135s:

Used as test and development aircraft.

KC-135Q/T:

The KC-135Q was dedicated to refuelling the SR-71 Blackbird aircraft. 56 KC-135As were converted to KC-135Q carrying the special fuel needed for the Blackbirds. After the SR-71 was withdrawn from service the KC-135Qs were converted to KC-135T.

KC-135R:

Upgraded KC-135A and KC-135E tankers with new engines.

KC-135R(RT):

Converted KC-135Rs which can air refuelled themselves.
 
Photogallery
 
French Air Force C-135FR taking part in the EART exercise at Eindhoven in 2016. USAF KC-135R during Cope Thunder 2004 at Eielson AFB.
 
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