KC-135R Stratotanker Custom Express Model Airplane
Add a customized tail number, squadron specific tail flash, accurate prop markings and up to 3 lines of text on your stand's data plate. A custom patch is available for a small fee. Fill out the options below to build your personalized refueling model.
- Kiln dried mahogany wood, expertly carved with exact dimensions
- Accurate US Air Force and international air force markings
- Select ANY base tailflash
- Fade resistant paint and colors that match the actual paint codes
- Pitot tubes, windshield wipers, accurate boom, antennas and optional MIPRs
- Delivery to your door in as little as 6-7 weeks
- Backed by our 110% satisfaction guarantee*
About the KC-135 Stratotanker
The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a military aerial refueling aircraft. It and the Boeing 707airliner 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 KC-97 Stratofreighter. The KC-135 was initially tasked to refuel strategic bombers, but was used extensively in the Vietnam War and later conflicts such as Operation Desert Storm to extend the range and endurance of US tactical fighters and bombers.
The KC-135 entered service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1957; it is one of six military fixed-wing aircraft with over 50 years of continuous service with its original operator. The KC-135 is supplemented by the larger KC-10. Despite increased maintenance costs, studies conclude many of the aircraft could be flown until 2040. The aircraft will eventually be replaced by the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus.
Say goodbye to having to collect money from your squadron and figuring out how they want to customized their plane. We make putting together a squadron order easy for you. Save $25 on each model when your squadron orders 5 or more models in a rolling 30 day period from our website. Just type in your squadron name in the box provided. We'll refund your credit card $25 per model once we see 5 or more orders from your class in a rolling 30 day period. We also offer customized package discounts for orders of 20 or more.