Re: MD-95-30 becomes 717-200 "Regional Jet"

Date:         24 Jan 98 02:53:37 
From:         David Lednicer <>
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Karl Swartz wrote:
> I'm only vaguely familiar with the KC-135E -- was it a modification,
> like the KC-135R?  If so, the same would apply.

I can't believe it - I know something that Karl doesn't!

The KC-135Es are KC-135As reengined with JT3Ds (TF-33s) removed from
retired 707s.  They also have 707 horizontal tails.  The KC-135As
reengined with CFM56s (F108s) also have 707 horizontal tails. Some
KC-135Es are now also being reengined with CFM56s to make them

This info is from Dr. Bob Hopkins book "The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker;
More Than Just a Tanker", a book well worth buying.

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