Wednesday, 7 January 2015

USAF on manoeuvers ...... here is one for my viewers from the States ...... well it is a bird, just silver coloured with no feathers !

With the USAF Air Bases at Lakenheath and Mildenhall in Cambridgeshire not too far away as the '' Crow flies '' from Titchmarsh LNR in Northamptonshire it was a pleasant experience to see this in-flight re-fueler banking quite low overhead.

I  am not sure which version of KC- tanker it is, it don't think its a KC-135,  but it certainly made quite a noise !. 

That's some flying gasoline tank !.

If any of my US based viewers knows the aircraft's model number please let me know !.

( Since posting this I learnt today that the USAF has announced that it will be closing Mildenhall and transferring its operations to Germany ).

1 comment:

  1. To me it looks like a KC135-R, but to be fair the only other versions I know of are the one with the engine in the tail, the one that only has one engine under each wing and the 747 version. There is a website, I think it's called something like fightercontrol that lists the plane type and it's previously spotted location if you have the planes id numbers etc