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C 135 Stratolifter Parts 40 part numbers

Part Number
NSN
NIIN
1241393-16-0165 Nonmetallic Hose Assembly
007637104
17000-315 Special Purpose Cable Assembly Electrical
011640421
5-86071-51 Structural Panel Aircraft
007707773
5-87470-78 Seal Retainer
000832263
5-89028-33 Structural Plate Aircraft
002906506
61-10692-1 Metal Tube Assembly
000343236
65-11633-4 Structural Component Support Aircraft
000228398
65-11659-841 Angle Bracket
011768418
65-23873-4 Pressure Bellows
008032016
65-28206-4 Structural Panel Aircraft
009795217
65-33938-11 Nonmetallic Hose Assembly
007637104
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Boeing C-135 Stratolifter

The Boeing C-135 Stratolifter is a transport aircraft derived from the prototype Boeing 367-80 jet airliner (also the basis for the 707) in the early 1950s. It has a narrower fuselage and is shorter than the 707. Boeing gave the aircraft the internal designation of Model 717. Since the first one was built in August 1956, the C-135 and its variants have been a fixture of the United States Air Force.

A large majority of the 820 units were developed as KC-135A Stratotankers for mid-air refueling. However, they have also performed numerous transport and special-duty functions. Forty-five base-model aircraft were built as C-135A or C-135B transports with the tanking equipment excluded. As is the case with the KC-135, the C-135 is also recognized as the Model 717 by Boeing.

Fifteen C-135As, powered by Pratt & Whitney J57 turbojets, were built. In later years, almost all were upgraded with Pratt & Whitney TF33 turbofan engines and wide-span tail planes, and were re-designated C-135E. Most were converted to various special roles, including airborne command posts, missile-tracking platforms, and VIP transports, and were withdrawn throughout the 1990s.