BRAND NEW 1/100 SCALE USAF BOEING KC-135A STRATOTANKER “GRAY” SOLID WOOD DESK TOP DISPLAY MODEL AIRPLANE WITH WOOD & METAL STAND. COMES IN IT’S ORIGINAL FOAM PADDED FACTORY SEALED BOX. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany wood by The Toys & Models Corporation’s (TMC). Their skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail have hand-carved and hand-painted each model airplane, with great concern for exact accuracy. This 1/100-scale USAF Model Airplane the definitive version of the KC-135A Stratotanker – makes a great gift for any pilot, aviation buff or history fan. The model airplane measures approximately 16.00″ in length, has a 16.00″ wingspan and includes a display stand with a mahogany base. A Short History about the Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker Airplane. The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is an aerial refueling military aircraft. It and the Boeing 707 airliner 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 Stratotanker. The Stratotanker 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. Serving with the United States Air Force (USAF) since 1957, it is one of just 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 be replaced by the Boeing KC-46. The item comes from a non-smoking environment. Great Customer Service Is My #1 Priority! The item “USAF Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker Desk Top Display Model 1/100 Plane ES Airplane” is in sale since Thursday, April 26, 2012. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Desk & Shelf Models”. The seller is “bordi20″ and is located in Milpitas, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Philippines
- Country of Manufacture: United States