A wide angle look out the boom pod of a KC 135 on to a B-52 Stratofortress. On the right hand side of the window are wires and cables


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Aircraft #59-1487 is currently scheduled to go on static display at the Illinois Air National Guard facilities within Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. This particular aircraft is one of the original 126th Air Refueling Wing KC-135’s. The paint scheme is the one that was worn by aircraft of the Strategic Air Command toward the latter part of SAC's existence at the end of the Cold War. The distinctive glossy gray carries a bold blue stripe with a "constellation" of stars. The blue stripe and stars is referred to as the Milky Way. This was a historic scheme that represented Strategic Air Command on the KC-135 and bombers and embodied the motto "Peace is Our Profession" at a time when peace was forged through superior fire power.

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