Tall tail

GRISSSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- The tail section and boom of a 434th Air Refueling Wing KC-135R Stratotanker can be seen here in the early morning of the August unit training assembly. During flight the boom lowers and extends to connect with other aircraft and can refuel them at a rate of approximately 1,000 gallons per minute. This KC-135, tail number 63-7996, was originally built in 1963 and has been serving in the Air Force fleet since that time. There were 732 KC-135s built for the U.S. Air Force between 1957 and 1965. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)

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