The Boeing Kc-135 Stratotanker: More Than a Tanker [Audiobook] download free by Robert S. Hopkins

The Boeing Kc-135 Stratotanker: More Than a Tanker Audiobook download free by Robert S. Hopkins
  • Listen audiobook: The Boeing Kc-135 Stratotanker: More Than a Tanker
  • Author: Robert S. Hopkins
  • Release date: 2017/2/7
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781910809013
  • Rating: 8.32 of 10
  • Votes: 303
  • Review by: Dariel Covington
  • Review rating: 9.96 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/5
  • Duration: 4H44M47S in 256 kbps (76.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-02
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MP3, MPEG4, FLAC, ATRAC, WAV, WMA (compression IMG, 7Z, 7-ZIP, ZIP, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 384
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 22M43S (6.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Few would have imagined when 'Dix' Loesch and 'Tex' Johnston took the KC-135A up for its maiden flight on August 31, 1956 that some 60 years later, it would still be in front-line active service around the world. What began as a jet-powered replacement for the KC-97 to refuel Strategic Air Command's growing B-47 and B-52 bomber fleet soon evolved into America's first military heavy jet transport, an airborne command post platform capable of surviving and then commanding America's nuclear war plan, a testbed that enabled scientists to study the Earth, send men to the Moon and understand the power of the atom. Other variants of the KC-135 included a reconnaissance airframe that monitors arms agreements, gathers intelligence to understand the intentions and capabilities of potential enemies and provides real-time intelligence in combat - beginning with the war in Southeast Asia, and continuing to ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Today, tanker versions of the KC-135 remain in service with Chile, France, Singapore, Turkey, and the United States, while reconnaissance variants operate with Great Britain and the United States. This is a fully revised and expanded edition of the original bestselling 'Aerofax' book and includes operational histories of the 80+ unique types, as well as individual details for all 820 airplanes by serial number including first flight, delivery, changes in configuration, attrition, and retirement. Appendices cover all units, a summary of each accident, display and stored aircraft, and record-setting achievements. The author is a former USAF pilot qualified on 17 types of KC-135s, EC-135s, and RC-135s, who bring both personal experience and a broad historical understanding to this definitive work on one the most significant military aircraft of the Cold War and beyond.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Military Aircraft, Air Forces & Warfare, Military History, Military Vehicles, Aircraft
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 41.34 USD
  • Dimensions: 216x290x19mm
  • Weight: 1,304g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Cheshire, United Kingdom

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