|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 G2AFO522 – 1/200 Scale Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, AZ ANG
Gemini Jets (Gemini200 series) diecast model G2SAFO522 replicates in 1/200 scale the Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker serial number 62-3516. In the colour scheme worn while with the 197th Air Refueling Squadron (197th ARS) “Copperheads”, Arizona Air National Guard (AZ ANG).
197th ARS “Copperheads”, AZ ANG
The 197th Air Refueling Squadron (197 ARS) “Copperheads” is the flying squadron of the 161st operations Group (161st OG), AZ ANG. Stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base (Goldwater ANGB), Arizona, USA.
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 B707 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).