Oh look a KC-135..... oops duck!

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Unread post06 Feb 2009, 14:05

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/suffolk/7874239.stm

Second one in 12 months from Mildy :lol: :lol:
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Unread post07 Feb 2009, 02:01

:doh: And they wonder why we need new tankers!
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Unread post07 Feb 2009, 16:13

The only way I would return it is if it had damaged property of mine. however, if I just happened upon it I would have a new conversation piece for my home! :lol:

Too bad I didn't leive in the UK near there. :)
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Unread post07 Feb 2009, 18:42

StolichnayaStrafer wrote:The only way I would return it is if it had damaged property of mine. however, if I just happened upon it I would have a new conversation piece for my home!


Also known as theft of US government property. Oh yes, and impeding an official investigation. :wink:
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Unread post08 Feb 2009, 00:16

Bah- if they really wanted it, they would have attached it better in the first place. :roll:

Technically, they are littering- most UN-Green of them. :nono:
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Unread post08 Feb 2009, 00:26

You want green? I'll give you green sir!

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Unread post08 Feb 2009, 00:36

Uhm... Thanks? :shrug:

Shucks, let 'em keep their air debris then- probably would take up too much space anyhow. :roll:

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Unread post08 Feb 2009, 00:42

I do like how they used an old SAC-gainable ANG bird for the -135 pic in that article.
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Unread post08 Feb 2009, 06:24

Shame on them- slackers and their file photos. :roll:

Actually better seeing that one though, there is a distinct plague of aviary gray out in the metal bird world now.
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Unread post08 Feb 2009, 06:33

That one's gray too, just a different shade than the current -135s...and just about everything else in AMC.
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Unread post08 Feb 2009, 06:39

Oh, is that the gloss gray that was in when bare metal went out?
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Unread post08 Feb 2009, 19:24

Yep. I can't recall any post-Vietnam aircraft that had a bare metal finish.
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Unread post09 Nov 2010, 13:45

The evolution of the KC-135 paint goes something like this. Originally they were all bare metal, then after Vietnam they started painting them all in a shiny light grey color, supposedly to disguse them on the ramp from Soviet Satelites, then in the 80's they started painting the top 1/2 of the jet a dark grey color but left the bottom painted the gloss grey. We called this the Shamoo scheme becasue it made the jet look like a whale. Then in the mid 90's they started painting them the normal AMC grey all over like you see now.

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