STRATOFREIGHTER
STRATOFREIGHTER

Manufacturer

BOEING

Markings:

9th Strategic Aerospace Wing, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

Designation:

KC-97G

Serial Number:

53-0151

BOEING KC-97G STRATOFREIGHTER

The Boeing C-97 was developed after a request by the U.S. Army Air Forces for a transport aircraft based on the B-29. The landing gear wings and tail from the B-29 were adapted for use with a distinctive double bubble. pressurized fuselage to create the C-97. First flown in 1945 the C-97 proved to be a very successful and versatile aircraft. Boeing modified the design slightly to create their first post-war airliner, the Boeing 377. The KC-97G is the second and most numerous factory-built tanker version of the Stratofreighter. The main distinguishing feature of the KC-97G was the addition of 700-gallon external fuel tanks under each wing

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 141 ft 3 in
  • Length: 110ft 4 in
  • Height: 38 ft 3 in
  • Weight: 142,500 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 340 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 33,000 ft
  • Range: 4,200 miles
  • Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major radials, 3,500 hp each
  • Crew: 5