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NC-135B photo needed...

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I'm trying to find a photo of NC-135B 61-2662 (sometimes identified as JC-135B) that shows the top of the fuselage. This plane had a large SATCOM dome on the top of the fuselage. I'm trying to determine the shape of a flat fairing just in front of the large dome. I've scoured the net, but no luck. If you can point me to a photo, or any info, please let me know... Thanks...

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Don’t bet on finding one.  That airplane has been an RC-135S since 1983, and it’s not like photos of her with the SATCOM hump are exactly thick on the ground.  

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I know... I've found plenty of side views, but nothing that shows the "roof" set up... Fingers crossed... Somewhere, that elusive photo or diagram exists...! 

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Did you see this?  To me it looks similar (though not as thick) to the saddle antenna seen on EC-135C/J/P.  Not complicated.  

 

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Thanks Sleepy... I haven't seen the lower photo before... I agree, it looks similar to the saddle antenna on the EC-135C... Definetly not round, and I don't think it's even oval...

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Have you looked at the E-6B Mercury?

Same dome IIRC and you should get good images by googling E-6 Mercury refueling.

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Thanks... But it's the flat fairing in front of the dome I'm trying to get a good look at... Still searching... 🔎✈️

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