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Thursday, December 13, 2012
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012: KC-135 Tanker From Wisconsin ANG
By Fred Harl
A KC-135R Stratotanker from the 128th ARW, Wisconsin ANG based at General Mitchell Air National Guard Base in Milwaukee was another "heavy" on hand at this year's AirVenture. The importance of the air refuelling mission is self-evident in the age of fuel-thirsty jets. The KC-135 featured here is 62-3512, converted from an "A" to re-engined "R" model, and now in its 50th year of service.