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Thanks for posting this tree Jennings!!! :) :worship: I bought an NKC-135 for very cheap and build it some day. I wonder which version of the 135 was having an sun like motiv on the side of the fuselage?? Can either be left or right.

I found NKC-135 from AMT

and paint it grey over white as I like (understatement) those colours.

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I wonder which version of the 135 was having an sun like motif on the side of the fuselage?? Can either be left or right.

There have been several a/c that were painted like that at various times.

J

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Cut 20 inches out of the front halfl and it will be "closer" to being a KC-135 model.

Don't forget to sand the sewer lids off the bottom of the wing.

Long ago I think there was a papaer magazine artilce by the great Alwyn Lloyd of the Boeing company on what needs to be cut where on the Revel kit to make it somewhat more accurate.

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So can the Revell 1/144th scale kit be used for anything?

Absolutely it can. It's a very accurate 707-120/120B out of the box. It can be chopped into a fairly good KC-135 with some work as well.

J

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Absolutely it can. It's a very accurate 707-120/120B out of the box. It can be chopped into a fairly good KC-135 with some work as well.

J

I'll hang onto the E3 boxing then, just in case the rumoured RAF RC-135 Rivet Joints actually turn up. And source some CFM56s

20 inches Tom? The fuselage is only about 10 long as it is.... :crying2::banana::woot.gif::whistle:

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It may be a moot point. There is at least one ongoing project to (at long, long last) bring us an accurate 1/144 KC-135, including one with CFM engines.

J

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Jennings,

Do you mind if I ask you a question in your area of expertise? I have the Italeri 1/72 scale KC-135R. I also have the Heller 1/72 E-3 Sentry that I'm using as a base for the PACAF/CC bird at Hickam AFB Hawaii. Please look at the picture below and tell me if the size of the airframes is anywhere close to accurate. I know it's not a very good photo, but the Heller E-3 is a lot larger than the KC-135R, I was wondering if the scale might be off on one or the other. Or, Is there really that much difference in the length and size of the airframes?

Kc-135EKC-135R.jpg

Any light you could shed on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in Advance,

Paul

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Paul,

The KC-135 and the 707 are two different airframes, despite most people's thoughts. The fuselage length and wing span/chord are just a couple of the most obvious.

Your two models are accurate.

Hope it helps.

-JS

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Paul,

The KC-135 and the 707 are two different airframes, despite most people's thoughts. The fuselage length and wing span/chord are just a couple of the most obvious.

Your two models are accurate.

Hope it helps.

-JS

Thanks Storm,

It helps a lot to verify the very obvious differences in the airframes from the experts.

Thanks,

Paul

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The KC-135 and the 707 are two different airframes, despite most people's thoughts. The fuselage length and wing span/chord are just a couple of the most obvious.

That's true - partially. They are definitely two different airplanes. They're more like first cousins than brothers. The wing of the C-135 series and the 707-120 are externally identical. The Revell kit is a -120, so the wing can be used on a 135.

J

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I've been a maintenance guy (avionics / APG) on KC-135's for the past 22 years - A / E models and Block 40 R models.

I guess I should build one some time.......

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