Retired Air Refueling Jet To Join Kansas Museum

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A retired air refueling plane that first flew during the Eisenhower administration is heading for permanent display at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard in Topeka.

The KC-135 was added to the Air Force fleet in July 1958. It was used by the Air Force and then by the Kansas National Guard's 190th Air Refueling Wing until 2007.

The museum staff requested that the KC-135E Stratotanker be spared decommissioning at an Air Force depot in Arizona.

Instead, it was scheduled to be moved Wednesday moved from the Air National Guard's facilities on the north side Forbes Field to the museum on the south end of the field.

Some traffic in Topeka will be rerouted while the aircraft is moved.

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