The KC-135 Stratotanker

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Team Mates

A Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker rendezvous with a Rockwell B-1B strategic bomber as they pick their way through a weather system.  The advent of the KC-135 jet tanker in the 1950s ushered in the golden age for air refueling, providing virtually unlimited range and endurance to United States bombers, fighters, airlifters and other aircraft equipped with refueling receptacles.  The KC-135R is the modernized Stratotanker with more powerful and fuel efficient GE CFM56 turbofan engines conferring much improved takeoff and climb performance and greater fuel offload capability for the same range, or the ability to refuel at greater ranges than the earlier KC-135A.  The KC-135R is the true Team Mate for all properly equipped aircraft. 

Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.  Each of these limited edition prints is individually signed and numbered by the artist, Keith Ferris.

"Team Mates" by Keith Ferris

22" x 35" Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Print
Qty: Price: $100

Dancing In The Dark

The Boeing KC-135RT tanker is being refueled by a KC-135R late at night over Kansas City International Airport.  Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.

Their engines and undersurfaces lit by nacelle and underwing illumination lights, a Boeing KC-135RT air refuelable tanker of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell AFB, Kansas is refueled by an Altus AFB, Oklahoma Boeing KC-135R high over Kansas City International Airport.  The artist participated in this routine night training mission in the receiver as it maintained contact or pre-contact position while orbiting for nearly two hours on the assigned refueling track.  Since 1957, the skills of these Air Force tanker crews have made possible the worldwide operations of the U.S. Air Force.  The painting is part of the Air Force Art Collection.  Each of these limited edition prints is individually signed and numbered by the artist, Keith Ferris.

"Dancing In The Dark" by Keith Ferris

20" x 32" Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Print
Qty: Price: $130

No Bridge Too Far

The Boeing KC-135 has proven to be an indispensable tool for the US Air Force, sustaining and increasing the endurance of both pilot and plane, allowing global reach and force multiplication to any mission.

In No Bridge Too Far, by artist Michael Harris, a KC-135R is depicted climbing up through golden clouds performing yet another vital support mission.

Michael Harris' painting compliments Dru Blair's AirBridge trilogy of three KC-135R paintings of similar name sake.  Two of the previous KC-135 prints, The AirBridge and The AirBridge II are sold out and are available only on the secondary market.  This release of No Bridge Too Far comes as AirBridge III approaches the sold out status.

No Bridge Too Far is carefully reproduced on 95 lb. Archival Stock.  Each 22" x 30" print is individually signed, numbered, and inspected by the artist for color consistency and accuracy, and is limited to 950 signed and numbered lithographs.  A certificate of authenticity is offered with each print.

As with the previous KC-135 prints, the demand for this print will certainly exceed the availability, we encourage you to act quickly to ensure your copy.  Two sizes are available - be sure to select your choice in the "Print Options" menu!

"No Bridge Too Far" by Michael Harris
Qty: Price: $40
Print Options:

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Jim Stovall's sketch of the KC-135R Stratotanker is depicted performing in-flight refueling of an F-16 Fighting Falcon.  Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.  The word "SAMPLE" does note appear on the actual print, and is for copyright purposes only.

"The KC-135R Stratotanker" by Jim Stovall

17" x 30" Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Print
Qty: Price: $35

 

Click Here To See Artwork of the KC-135 During Take-Off

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