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.
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Boeing KC-135RT tanker is being refueled by a KC-135R late at night over Kansas
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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!
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.
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