Adams, Gordon, SMSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Senior Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
112X0-In-Flight Refueling Operator
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1951-1972, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
Service Years
1945 - 1971
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Senior Master Sergeant

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
St. Louis, MO
Last Address
Bossier City, LA

Date of Passing
Jun 16, 2012
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Combat Crew Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Fully retired after second career.
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   
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 2003-2003, KC-135 Stratotanker
From Year
2003
To Year
2003
   
Personal Memories
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 KC-135 Stratotanker Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
The Boeing Company's model 367-80 was the basic design for the commercial 707 passenger plane as well as the KC-135A Stratotanker. In 1954 the Air Force purchased the first 29 of its future 732-plane fleet. The first aircraft flew in August 1956 and the initial production Stratotanker was delivered to Castle Air Force Base, Calif., in June 1957. The last KC-135 was delivered to the Air Force in 1965.

Of the original KC-135A's, more than 415 have been modified with new CFM-56 engines produced by CFM-International. The re-engined tanker, designated either the KC-135R or KC-135T, can offload 50 percent more fuel, is 25 percent more fuel efficient, costs 25 percent less to operate and is 96 percent quieter than the KC-135A.

Specifications
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Model Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Length 136.25 ft | 41.53 m
Width 130.84 ft | 39.88 m
Height 41.67 ft | 12.70 m
Engine(s) 4 x CFM F108 turbofan engines generating 22,000lbs of thrust each.
Empty Weight 106,307 lbs | 48,220 kg
MTOW 322,503 lbs | 146,285 kg
Max Speed 610 mph | 982 km/h | 530 kts
Max Range 2,880 miles | 4,635 km
Ceiling 41,719 ft | 12,716 m | 7.9 miles
Climb Rate 1,290 ft/min (393.2 m/min)
Hardpoints 0
Armament None.
Accommodations 3





   
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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2013
   
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