This Day in Aviation History
August 17th, 1956
First flight of the Boeing C-135 Stratolifter.

The Boeing C-135 Stratolifter is a transport aircraft derived from the prototype Boeing 367-80 jet airliner (also the basis for the 707) in the early 1950s. It has a narrower fuselage and is shorter than the 707. Boeing gave the aircraft the internal designation of Model 717. Since the first one was built in August 1956, the C-135 and its variants have been a fixture of the United States Air Force….

Wikipedia, Boeing C-135 Stratolifter:

YouTube, MATS Boeing C-135B Stratolifter – 1963:
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