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Minicraft 1/144 KC-135R, Castle AFB circa 1994
Gator52 posted a topic in The Display CaseThis model represents KC-135R 60-0331 during the 1993-1995 timeframe when the KC-135 Formal Training Unit was in the process of transitioning from a SAC unit at Castle AFB to an AETC mission at Altus AFB. The 93d Bomb Wing, long the home of B-52 (328 BS) and KC-135 (93 ARS) initial aircrew training at Castle AFB, was reassigned to Air Combat Command in June of 1992, taking the B-52Gs with it until their retirement in 1994, and the Wing was subsequently inactivated in 1995 when Castle closed down. Meanwhile, as part of the broader tanker and airlift consolidation under Air Mobilit
Barksdale AFB KC-135s 1992-1994, in 1/144
Gator52 posted a topic in The Display Caseedit: After completing a third Barksdale KC-135Q model, I thought I'd consolidate the threads rather than start another! ******** Lots of transition for the USAF in the 1990s; the combination of BRAC, MAJCOM reorganization, and the post-Cold War drawdown led to some unique and short-lived paint and marking combinations. In June 1992, the 2d Wing at Barksdale was reassigned from SAC to Air Combat Command, and the Wing's aircraft received ACC-style unit markings. For the KC-135s of the 71st Air Refueling Squadron, these markings were fairly short-lived, as the squadron was rea