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Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009

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awacsfan

awacsfan

Location : Geilenkirchen, Germany
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PostSubject: Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Empty2009-09-09, 01:03

Caught this beautiful ol' lady yesterday afternoon on final approach to Geilenkirchen
Pennsylvania ANG with nice nose art - they sure know how to adorn their tankers with some unusual nose art.

Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 PAANG1

Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 PAANG3


and here's a close-up... cropped but it'll give you an idea


Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 PAANG2

Thanks for looking,
cheers
Andy

PS: I'll be out of the loop for a while but will be back!
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pikey01
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Location : In a layby

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Very nice Andy, not sure ive seen that particular one before. Look forward to seeing more from you soon Cheers
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rotarywing

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Location : approx 25 miles northeast of 'RAF ST'ATHAN'.
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PostSubject: Re: Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Empty2009-09-09, 02:40

lovely nose art,well captured.
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PostSubject: Re: Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Empty2009-09-09, 03:21

cracking capture, hurry back now fella.
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adamc8rd

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Location : arbroath
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nice nose art: i take it to be some kind of statement towards terrorism (spelling)
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Ben Montgomery
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Location : Loughborough University
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PostSubject: Re: Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Empty2009-09-09, 03:45

Now that's a good looking KC-135! Can't wait for that to pop into Mildenhall!

Nice catch, and in sunshine?! Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 687308

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awacsfan

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Location : Geilenkirchen, Germany
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PostSubject: Re: Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Empty2009-09-13, 10:05

Thanks for the kinds words and feedback, which I really do appreciate a lot.
I hope to be able to keep posting here every once in a while,
thanks for everything,
Andy
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F106dart



Location : So Cal
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Keep it up good stuff as always Andy
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glasfryn

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Location : swansea
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PostSubject: Re: Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Empty2009-09-15, 00:26

Great picture...are those ribbons above the crew hatch...or what do they mean
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awacsfan

awacsfan

Location : Geilenkirchen, Germany
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PostSubject: Re: Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Just a beautiful old KC-135 - Geilenkirchen 08 Sep 2009 Empty2009-09-15, 03:10

glasfryn wrote:
Great picture...are those ribbons above the crew hatch...or what do they mean

You are right on the mark - those are USAF ribbons painted above the
crew hatch. If I'm not mistaken the left one depicts an AF Outstanding
Unit Award with a silver or bronze oak leaf cluster (for multiple awards) while the right one looks like the Southwest Asia Service Medal. Anybody please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

@ adamc8rd - you are right on the mark, too. I assume this nose art first appeared sometime after 9/11.

Thanks @ all for the kind comments and encouragement,

Andy
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