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#2 Paul  2017-11-20 14:01
Flew on this plane many times in 1968, was assigned to the 449th Bomb Wing Kincheloe AFB. My understanding it is no longer flying. Of the four KC-135's I flew on 58-031 and 59-1443 later crashed, I believe 59-1448 is still active. Of course these plane then were very difficult to fly, underpowered, flight controls were less than adequate.
#1 Randy J. Weber  2014-01-19 01:56
5Crew chief on this Acft 59-1445 1993 to 2001. This was the first Acft to go through top coat removal at Meridian Miss 97-98. As I recall it spent 6 months going through the process. It was originally thought to have been a JP-8 problem but I was experienceing clogged filters with JP-4, she was restricted to multi engine aircraft refuels due to the amount of top coat in the fuel. I don't recall the exact dates, but it was a Raytheon crew that was tasked to remove the topcoat. 59-1445 was a working mans Acft at the time I crewed it, Good flying jet by all accounts, very few inflight problems. The only long term problem we had with her was a pressurization problem. Spent many a day working this problem, then during a rain storm noticed misting on the 360 body station area. Made up a soap and water solution and sprayed and video taped the the entire fuselage for pressure leaks. Set her off to depot for complete reseal. That fixed the pressure problem. It went into PDM in 1999 and spent allmost a year having fuselage, wing reskin and PDM maintenance. That was the last I saw of her, I went into another position and she went to another Crew Chief. Just sorry to hear she's there knowing what her future will be. Rather see her on static display somewhere, like on my property!

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