Aircraft 63-7990 Data

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1963 Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker C/N 18607

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  • 63-7990 @ EGVI - At the 1979 International Air Tattoo Greenham Common, copied from slide. - by kenvidkid by kenvidkid @ EGVI
  • 63-7990 @ GREENHAM - KC-135A Stratotanker of 305th Air Refuelling Wing at the 1979 Intnl Air Tattoo at RAF Greenham Common. - by Peter Nicholson by Peter Nicholson @ GREENHAM

Airframe Info

Model:KC-135A Stratotanker    Search all Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Year built:1963
Construction Number (C/N):18607
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats:N/A
Number of Engines:4
Engine Type:Turbojet
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Pratt & Whitney J57-59W


Registration Number:63-7990
Current Status:Crashed on January 31, 1989


Owner:United States Air Force
United States

User Comments

H.C. (Bud) East, 2013-12-26 19:01:58
 I was assigned as the first crew chief on this aircraft when it was received from the factory new at Lockbourne AFB, Ohio in 1963. The aircraft was assigned to Grissom sometime after 1968. During my tenture with this aircraft at Lockbourne it was an outstanding aircraft and I received a "Flag Ship of the Fleet Award" with it. Its sad to know it was lost along with 19 fatalities.