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Performance

TAKE-OFF CLIMB (to FL 150) CLIMB (to FL 240) MACH CLIMB CRUISE INITIAL DESCENT (to FL 240) DESCENT (to FL 100) APPROACH LANDING INITIAL CLIMB (to 5000 ft) CLIMB (to FL 240) CLIMB (to FL 150) DESCENT (to FL 100)

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TAKE-OFF MTOW: WTC: RECAT-EU: - Distance: V2 (IAS): - - INITIAL CLIMB (to 5000 ft) IAS: ROC: - - CLIMB (to FL 240) IAS: ROC: - - CLIMB (to FL 150) IAS: ROC: - - MACH CLIMB MACH: ROC: - - CRUISE MACH: Ceiling: - - TAS: - Range: - INITIAL DESCENT (to FL 240) MACH: - ROD: - DESCENT (to FL 100) IAS: - ROD: - APPROACH IAS: - MCS: - ROD: - LANDING Vat (IAS): - APC: - Distance: - - -

Take-off

V2 (IAS) 125 kts

Distance 2700 m

WTC H

RECAT-EU Lower Heavy

MTOW 146000 kg

Initial climb (to 5000ft)

IAS 155 kts

ROC 4800 ft/min

Climb (to FL 150)

IAS 300 kts

ROC 2500 ft/min

Climb (to FL 240)

IAS 300 kts

ROC 1500 ft/min

MACH climb

MACH 0.76

ROC 1000 ft/min

Cruise

TAS 480 kt

MACH 0.77

Ceiling FL 500

Range 3000 NM

Initial Descent (to FL 240)

MACH 0.75

ROD 800 ft/min

Descent (to FL 100)

IAS 300 kt

ROD 3000 ft/min

Approach

IAS 240 kt

ROD 1500 ft/min

MCS no data kt

Landing

Vat (IAS) 150 kt

Distance 800 m

APC D

Type of Aircraft

Type

L4J

APC

D

WTC

H

RECAT-EU

Lower Heavy

Technical

Wing Span

39.9 m

Length

41.5 m

Height

12.7 m

Power plant

4 x 80.1 kN P&W TF33-P9 or 4 x 106.8 kN CFM 56-2A2/3 turbofans.

Performance Similarity

No data

Recognition

Wing position

Low wing

Engine position

Underwing mounted

Tail configuration

Regular tail, mid set

Landing gear

Tricycle retractable

Recognition similarity

No data

Supplementary

IATA

no data

Accommodation

5 cockpit crew, and 22 rear crew members.

Notes

Special missions aircraft. Special missions adaptions based on the C-135 airframe. Orginaly developed as EC-135 command post for the B-52 nuclear bomber fleet. RC-135U, RC-135V Rivet Joint and RC-135W signals intelligence variants with automatic ELINT emitter locator system. RC-135V and RC-135W with nose featuring further sensor. TC-135W crew trainig version. RC-135S Cobra Ball for balistic missile launch detection. The US Air Force is re-engining ist RC-135s with CFM engines.

Alternative names

  • BOEING RC-135