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Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: Aircraft profile

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The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years.

KC-135 Stratotanker: An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron refuels a Royal Air Force GR-4 Tornado over Iraq using the multi-point refueling system.KC-135 Stratotanker: An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron refuels a Royal Air Force GR-4 Tornado over Iraq using the multi-point refueling system.

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress: Aircraft profile

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Air Combat Command's B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions. The bomber is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet (15,166.6 meters). It can carry nuclear or precision guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability.

B-52 Stratofortress: OVER EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- NASA's B-52B launch aircraft takes off carrying an X-43A hypersonic research aircraft on an evaluation flight Sept. 27.B-52 Stratofortress: OVER EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- NASA's B-52B launch aircraft takes off carrying an X-43A hypersonic research aircraft on an evaluation flight Sept. 27.

F-15E Strike Eagle: Aircraft profile

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The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather.

F-15E Strike Eagle: F-15E Strike Eagles, like this one, brought air power to areas of Afghanistan July 30, hitting multiple enemy targets in Gereshk and Garmsir. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matt Cook)F-15E Strike Eagle: F-15E Strike Eagles, like this one, brought air power to areas of Afghanistan July 30, hitting multiple enemy targets in Gereshk and Garmsir. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matt Cook)

HH-65 Dolphin helicopter: Aircraft profile

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The HH-65 has been the Coast Guard's most prolific multi-mission aircraft for over 20 years. The HH-65 Dolphin is a twin-engined, single main rotor, MEDEVAC-capable, Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter operated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG). It is a variant of the French-built Eurocopter Dauphin.

HH-65 Dolphin helicopter: Portsmouth, VA (Oct 2) - The U.S. Coast Guard's HH-65a Dolphin helicopter. U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTOHH-65 Dolphin helicopter: Portsmouth, VA (Oct 2) - The U.S. Coast Guard's HH-65a Dolphin helicopter. U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO

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