The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is the only aerial refueling tanker and transport aircraft. The aircraft can also carry passengers or cargo as all the refueling equipment is below the main cabin deck. KC-135 made its first flight on August 17, 1956. The KC-135 served in combat during the Vietnam Conflict and Desert Storm. It also provided refueling support for many operations, both military and humanitarian, such as Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. It has been in service with the U.S. Air Force since 1957 and still serves as the backbone of America's tanker fleet.
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