Boeing KC-135E

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Boeing KC-135E
Type Military tanker aircraft
Configuration Low wing aircraft, Monoplane aircraft, Retractable gear aircraft, Tricycle landing gear aircraft
Propulsion Quadjet (Jet aircraft, Four-engine aircraft)
Manufacturer Boeing
  • Innis Cunningham
  • Vivian Meazza
  • David Culp
  • Julien Pierru
--aircraft= KC135
Status Early production
Supports Mid-air refueling
 Website The website for the Boeing KC-135E developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Boeing KC-135E.
Download Download the Boeing KC-135E aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License GPLv2+

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a United States aerial refueling tanker aircraft. It has been in service with the United States Air Force since 1957; it is one of six military fixed-wing aircraft with over 50 years of continuous service with its original operator. It and the Boeing 707 airliner were developed from the Boeing 367-80 prototype. The KC-135 was the US Air Force's first jet-powered refueling tanker and replaced the Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter. It was initially tasked to refuel strategic bombers, but was used to extend the range and endurance of US tactical fighters and bombers. and it is supplemented by the larger KC-10. The KC-135E is the only user-controlled tanker aircraft available in FlightGear at the moment.

The maximum fuel load is 200,000 lb (90,719 kg) or 31,275 US gal (118 kL).

Aircraft help

The boom will extend automatically when the aircraft's gear is retracted.


INFO AS OF MID-OCTOBER 2010 This list has not been finalized. I am not sure, please correct me if I am wrong, but for the Standard Version of the KC-135E, there needs to be:

  • Reverse Thrust
  • Pushback (If not yet in, will be developed by Airbird1)
  • Actual KC-135 cockpit (the current one is a 737-800)
  • Perhaps a development on the Aircraft Help?
  • Liveries