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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by plmc135 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:00 am

56-3592 I logged at MHZ on 24/01/1982 and whilst not at MHZ 57-1420 at Fairford on 13/11/1982.

As for 58-0127 that was written off on 19/09/1979. 55-3126 went into the boneyard in July 1975.

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by das » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:13 am

I will have to check 63592, cheers for that

Ray

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by Chris IL-76 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:35 am

My late father had a log of all the 135's visiting the UK from the beginning. But I think i've thrown it. Doh!

Scrub that found it....Missing ones left had not visited the UK since he did this list were. Now updated thanks to you.

53124 NKC-135A

91481 NASA

00370 NC-135A
00377 C-135A

10278 EC-135A
10279 EC-135L
10287 EC-135A
10289 EC-135A
10297 EC-135A
10332 C-135B Crashed 11.5.64

23579 EC-135G
23583 EC-135C

24136 C-135B Crashed 23.9.62

37994 EC-135G
38049 EC-135C
38051 EC-135C
38057 EC-135C

If anyone can update this for me I would be grateful. Updated 14.2.18

Cheers Chris
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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by Seahornet1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:59 am

das wrote:I have seen 697. If it helps, I can provide a pretty much up to date status sheet for the whole fleet. Ray(AKA Tankerman)

c/n delivered msn type last unit based fate FMS type*
17234 24.01.57 55-3118 EC-135K 8th ADCS Tinker AFB, OK pres - McConnell AFB, KS
17235 27.02.57 55-3119 NKC-135A 55th WG - 38th RS Offutt AFB, NE stored - 309th AMARG
17236 etc.
etc.
more etcs....
I don't have the slightest interest in collecting numbers (sorry!), but by crikey, that's impressive data-gathering...! :thumb:

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by eagle driver » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:19 am

I can think of a side thread to this one if anyone else fancies it .
Namely a photographic list of every 135 I know of a few on here who could go some way to completing it .
The photo does not have to be taken in the UK but extra points to those that have them.

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by das » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:16 pm

Seahornet1 wrote:
das wrote:I have seen 697. If it helps, I can provide a pretty much up to date status sheet for the whole fleet. Ray(AKA Tankerman)


c/n delivered msn type last unit based fate FMS type*
17234 24.01.57 55-3118 EC-135K 8th ADCS Tinker AFB, OK pres - McConnell AFB, KS
17235 27.02.57 55-3119 NKC-135A 55th WG - 38th RS Offutt AFB, NE stored - 309th AMARG
17236 etc.
etc.
more etcs....
I don't have the slightest interest in collecting numbers (sorry!), but by crikey, that's impressive data-gathering...! :thumb:
I try lol

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by pawlee1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:17 pm

,Hi Chris, found these for your Dad's list.

53120 NKC-135A
53124 NKC-135A
53129 NKC-135A
53134 US Navy
53135 NKC-135A 4950thTW A&AEE Boscombe Down 26/07/88

63596 US Navy

71467
71509 KC-135E 171stARW 147thARS Pennsylvania Ang RAF Upper Heyford 07/09/92

91473
91481 NASA

00370 NC-135A
00377 C-135A

10269 EC-135L
10271 KC-135E 5thBW RAF Brize Norton 28/06/86
10278 EC-135A
10279 EC-135L
10287 EC-135A
10289 EC-135A
10297 EC-135A
10303 KC-135E 93rdBW RAF Fairford 07/08/88
10332 C-135B Crashed 11.5.64

23579 EC-135G
23581 EC-135C
23583 EC-135C
23585 EC-135C OF 55thWG RAF Mildenhall 08/09/94

24128 RC-135X...now RC-135W RC-135S Cobra Ball OF 55thWG RAF Mildenhall 10/09/06
24136 C-135B Crashed 23.9.62

37994 EC-135G
38046 EC-135C
38049 EC-135C
38050 EC-135C
38051 EC-135C

All the best
pawlee

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by slogen51 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:42 pm

That is a great list from tanker man

The eleven I thought I needed from Dutch wings military serials review 2014 are all still active.

( I bet there was the odd mis-pole when the tankers were in that dark scheme - European 1 was it called?)

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by Chris IL-76 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:48 pm

pawlee1 wrote:,Hi Chris, found these for your Dad's list.

53120 NKC-135A
53124 NKC-135A
53129 NKC-135A
53134 US Navy
53135 NKC-135A 4950thTW A&AEE Boscombe Down 26/07/88

63596 US Navy

71467
71509 KC-135E 171stARW 147thARS Pennsylvania Ang RAF Upper Heyford 07/09/92

91473
91481 NASA

00370 NC-135A
00377 C-135A

10269 EC-135L
10271 KC-135E 5thBW RAF Brize Norton 28/06/86
10278 EC-135A
10279 EC-135L
10287 EC-135A
10289 EC-135A
10297 EC-135A
10303 KC-135E 93rdBW RAF Fairford 07/08/88
10332 C-135B Crashed 11.5.64

23579 EC-135G
23581 EC-135C
23583 EC-135C
23585 EC-135C OF 55thWG RAF Mildenhall 08/09/94

24128 RC-135X...now RC-135W RC-135S Cobra Ball OF 55thWG RAF Mildenhall 10/09/06
24136 C-135B Crashed 23.9.62

37994 EC-135G
38046 EC-135C
38049 EC-135C
38050 EC-135C
38051 EC-135C

All the best
pawlee
Brilliant....thanks very much!

I've also found 71467 and 23581, 38046....updated list
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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by EGVP » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:48 pm

55-3120 was in Mildenhall at some point: https://www.flickr.com/photos/133813370@N04/39155799322
553134 Lossiemouth 11 March 1992: https://www.flickr.com/photos/133813370@N04/39155799322
563596 Mawgan 31 August 1986: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark1stevens/16611381116

And I can add the following according to my dad's photos:

62-3581 Mildenhall 25 February 1992: https://www.flickr.com/photos/52287882@N05/8207997801
63-8046 Mildenhall 20 August 1992: https://www.flickr.com/photos/52287882@N05/8209087548

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by Chris IL-76 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:52 pm

Thanks a lot!

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by das » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:42 pm

[quote="Chris IL-76"]My late father had a log of all the 135's visiting the UK from the beginning. But I think i've thrown it. Doh!

Scrub that found it....Missing ones left had not visited the UK since he did this list were.

53124 NKC-135A
53129 NKC-135A last visit to EGUN 13/14-04-88 as EC-135P of 6th ACCS, c/s ANCHOR 01

71509 last visit to EGUN 07/08-11-03 as KC-135E of 171st ARW, c/s STEEL 86

91473 last visit to EGUN 03/04-02-05 as KC-135E of 151st ARW, c/s RCH387 / UTAH 74
91481 NASA

00370 NC-135A
00377 C-135A

10269 EC-135L last visit to EGUN 07-03-91 as EC-135L of 3rd ACCS, c/s SHELL 95
10278 EC-135A
10279 EC-135L
10287 EC-135A
10289 EC-135A
10297 EC-135A
10332 C-135B Crashed 11.5.64

23579 EC-135G
23581 EC-135C last visit EGUN 28-04-98 (TDY until may) as EC-135C of 7th ACCS, c/s LOOK 98
23583 EC-135C
23585 EC-135C last visit EGUN 08/10-09-94 as EC-135C of 7th ACCS, c/s LOOK 76

24136 C-135B Crashed 23.9.62

37994 EC-135G
38049 EC-135C
38050 EC-135C last visit EGUN 01/03-12-01 as NKC-135B of 412th TW, c/s AGAR 50
38051 EC-135C
38057 EC-135C

here are a few Chris

Ray

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by das » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:46 pm

das wrote:I will have to check 63592, cheers for that

Ray
found it, 380th BW, arrived 22-JAN-82

many thanks for that

Ray

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by graham luxton » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:23 pm

38057 was a 1st ACCS EC-135J when I saw it land at Upper Heyford on 2 Aug'69. Call sign was "Skytop 2" 1st time in the UK?

It visited Upper Heyford again on 18 May'70 then departed to Mildenhall the same day as Skytop3"

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by pg1610 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:38 pm

Only just seen this thread very interesting, I thought I was doing OK needing 12 active/5 preserved USAF examples which is not bad living in Manchester, majority picked up at Mildenhall/Fairford late 70s to mid 90s
Last active one put in the book in July 1999 at Fairford, 3 or 4 preserved ones since

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by das » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:31 pm

big john wrote:Don't need any active USAF ones. All seen in the UK or Germany. Used to go to Mildenhall virtually every Sunday in the 70's and early 80's. Stopped going regularly once it cost more than a £1 for every number I used to make! :roll:
Interestingly. My sbs has logged only 485 Hexcodes associated with 135's, that's since 2007. Nothing new has come up for a couple of years now. Which brings up the point, how many are actually still flying?
428 with USAF

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by ZappaFan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:37 pm

Sightings for some of those mentioned above:

55-3126 7.9.68 Heathrow (1 ACCS, Project "Borown Speckled Trout")
56-3592 11.1.86 Fairford
57-1509 12.7.87 + 13.11.92 Mildenhall; 26.4.88 Lakenheath; 8.9.92 Upper Heyford
59-1473 28.2.92/25.1.95/15.6.97/16.8.97 all Mildenhall.

HTH. Cheers, ZF.

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by big john » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:45 pm

das wrote:428 with USAF Ray
Thanks Ray
That's that then, explains why I haven't noted anything new on the sbs, just a few box swaps/miss-codes. :)
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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by das » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:51 pm

big john wrote:
das wrote:428 with USAF Ray
Thanks Ray
That's that then, explains why I haven't noted anything new on the sbs, just a few box swaps/miss-codes. :)
Hi BJ,

I have been running an SBS-1 24/7 since late 2007, and I have still yet to pick up the following:

AE0381 57-1506
AE0661 60-0351
AE07B3 61-0320
AE01D9 62-4133
AE038D 63-7976

Ray

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Re: How many USAF C-135s have you seen?

Post by big john » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:13 am

Ray
Had a look at the DB, I have
AE0661 60-0351 Some time between May 2007 and Jan 2011. exact dates and details were deleted when I upgraded to an sbs1er.
AE01D9 62-4133 I have 5 contacts with this one, the last was 24-09-2012 at 10:32 as SNOOP56 probably departing the Hall.
So still at least 3 to wait for. :roll:
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