KC-135 Stratotanker Walk Around

Published: November 27th, 2012     
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Author: Kenneth P. Katz
Reviewed by: 
Mike Van Schoonhoven, IPMS# 41627
Company: Squadron Signal Publications
ISBN #: 9780897476836
Other Publication Information: Softcover, 88 pages, most in full color, color profiles
Price: $18.95
Product / Stock #: SS25066

The KC-135 started as the Boeing Model 717, which was based on the Model 367-80. Boeing delivered 820 KC-135 and derivative models between 1957 and 1966. The KC- 135 has gone through many modifications over the years and is still in active U.S. Air Force service today.

This is the first time that I have ever gotten a Squadron Signal book upon its release and all I can say is wow! The book consists of eighty-eighty pages with almost every single photograph being in color except with a few that shows the KC-135 early in life.

The book does talk about the KC-135A briefly, but the main focus is on the KC-135R as that is the main model that is in service at this time. The detail and quality of the photographs is phenomenal and gives the perception that you are almost standing next to the actual aircraft. I have even contemplated using this book as a training guide at the airport where I work as a firefighter, since we are in close proximity to an Air Force base that flies the KC-135.

I recommend this book to anybody who is a fan of these tankers or larger aircraft. I would like to thank MMD-Squadron and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to do the review on this book.

  • Back cover
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