Aviation Nation 2014: Boeing’s USAF “Big Birds” Represent

Aviation Nation 2014 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada had plenty of aircraft from the Boeing company taking centre stage on the static lineup. As always with Boeing these were some of the biggest aircraft in the USAF inventory. From tankers to bombers virtually their full complement of the “big birds” was on display.

Boeing Aircraft at Aviation Nation (the first is a McDonnell Douglas KC-10 but they are part of Boeing, a KC-135R Stratotanker, RC-135 Rivet Joint and E-2 Sentry)
Boeing Aircraft at Aviation Nation (the first is a McDonnell Douglas KC-10 but they are part of Boeing, a KC-135R Stratotanker, TC-135S Cobra Ball trainer and E-2 Sentry)
KC-135 sticker
A sticker I purchased from the KC-135 crew
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker Aviation Nation 2014 Nellis AFB
USAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Refueling booms of the KC-135 and KC-10 Aviation nation 2014 Nevada
Refueling booms of the KC-135 and KC-10
USAF Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS Aviation Nation 2014 Nellis AFB
USAF Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS
USAF Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS Aviation Nation 2014 Nellis AFB
Front on USAF Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS
USAF Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS Aviation Nation 2014 Nellis AFB
USAF Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS
USAF Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS Aviation Nation 2014 Nellis AFB
USAF Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS
USAF Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS Aviation Nation 2014 Nellis AFB
Rotating radar of the Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS
USAF Boeing TC-135S Cobra Ball reconnaissance aircraft  Aviation Nation 2014 Nellis AFB
USAF Boeing TC-135S Cobra Ball trainer – measurement and signature intelligence reconnaissance aircraft
USAF Boeing TC-135S Cobra Ball reconnaissance aircraft  Aviation Nation 2014 Nellis AFB
USAF Boeing TC-135S Cobra Ball trainer is used for training RC-135S Cobra Ball crews – the aircraft is equipped with sensors to observe ballistic missile flights at long range
USAF Boeing TC-135S Cobra Ball reconnaissance aircraft  Aviation Nation 2014 Nellis AFB
USAF Boeing TC-135S Cobra Ball trainer – measurement and signature intelligence reconnaissance aircraft
USAF Boeing B-52H Stratofortress Aviation Nation 2014
USAF Boeing B-52H Stratofortress
USAF Boeing B-52H Stratofortress Aviation Nation 2014
the last of the B-52’s the USAF Boeing B-52H Stratofortress
USAF Boeing B-52H Stratofortress Aviation Nation 2014
USAF Boeing B-52H Stratofortress

 

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