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KC-135 Stratotanker AMC 23578 Around Las Vegas
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Identification: KC-135s are refueling tankers recognized by the refueling nozzle tucked under the tail and the four jet engines under the wings (four, not two as in the KC-10). This mission of this aircraft is midair refueling of fighter jets and other aircraft.

This aircraft, with tail number AMC 23578, is based at McConnell AFB, KS, and is a visitor to Nellis AFB (Las Vegas, NV) during Nellis Red Flag Exercises. McConnell Air Force Base is one of the three KC-135 Stratotanker wings in the Air Force. Their primary mission is to provide global reach by conducting air refueling and airlift where and when needed.

KC-135 Stratotanker
Nellis Red Flag 08-1 (Oct 2007)
KC-135 Stratotanker
Nellis Red Flag 08-1 (Oct 2007)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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