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KC-97 Boom

This receiver aircraft pilot's-eye view of an inflight refueling operation provides an excellent view of the flying boom and the boomer pod on the underside of the KC-97 tanker. Click image to enlarge

This receiver aircraft pilot's-eye view of an inflight refueling operation provides an excellent view of the flying boom and the boomer pod on the underside of the KC-97 tanker. Click image to enlarge

This is the view of a receiver pilot taking gas from a KC-97. I am not sure of the receiver type, but it might be a B-47.

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May 28, 2009 - Posted by | 1950s, KC-97, Receiver View |

2 Comments »

  1. quite probably a b-47,it’s slipway was on the forward right side of the nose about a quarter of the way down. that looks to be in the right place from the boom pod which the only place I saw it from..

    Comment by tom standley | July 20, 2010 | Reply

    • So you were a KC-97 boom operator? If so I would love to hear stores, I could post them to the site with your permission.

      Comment by Boom | July 20, 2010 | Reply


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