|Length||20.8 cm||8.2 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||20.0 cm||7.9 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
Gemini Jets G2SAF746 – 1/200 Scale Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, RSAF
Gemini Jets (Gemini200 series) diecast model G2QFA868 replicates in 1/200 scale the Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker #752. Of 112 Squadron, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), stationed at Changi Air Base, Singapore.
112 Sqn RSAF
112 Sqn operated the KC-135R from December 2000 until June 2019 when it was replaced by the Airbus A330MRTT. The RSAF operated four KC-135Rs, all ex USAF, fitted with an Aerial Refueling Boom System (ARBS), plus under-wing hose and drogue pods.
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is an American four turbofan engined aerial refueler and transport aircraft. It first flew on August 31, 1956, entering service in June 1957, replacing the KC-97 Stratofreighter in USAF service. Developed from the Dash 80 alongside the similar-looking 707 airliner, the KC-135 has a narrower shorter fuselage. Production ended in 1965 with 803 airframes built. The KC-135 has been partially replaced in USAF service by the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus.
The airframe is an all-metal structure with a semi-monocoque fuselage, low mounted cantilevered swept-back wings, conventional swept single-fin tail and retractable tricycle undercarriage. A cargo deck above the refuelling system can carry passengers or cargo. Flight crew consists of two pilots, boom operator and if required a navigator.
The primary fuel transfer method is through the flying boom, which a drogue can be attached to refuel aircraft with probes. Some aircraft also have a multipoint refuelling system, which consists of hose drogue pods mounted on each wingtip.
The KC-135R uses four CFM International CFM56, U.S. military designation F108, high-bypass turbofan engines pylon mounted two under each wing. They give the aircraft a cruise speed of 853 km/h ( 530 mph), a maximum speed of 933 km/h (580 mph), a service ceiling of 15,000m (50,000 ft) and range of 2,414 km (1,500 mi).