Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Boeing
Markings
9th Strategic Aerospace Wing, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
Designation
KC-97G
Serial Number
53-0151

Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter

The Boeing C-97 was developed after a request by the U.S. Army Air Forces for a transport aircraft based on the B-29. The landing gear wings and tail from the B-29 were adapted for use with a distinctive double bubble. pressurized fuselage to create the C-97. First flown in 1945 the C-97 proved to be a very successful and versatile aircraft. Boeing modified the design slightly to create their first post-war airliner, the Boeing 377. The KC-97G is the second and most numerous factory-built tanker version of the Stratofreighter. The main distinguishing feature of the KC-97G was the addition of 700-gallon external fuel tanks under each wing

Specifications
Wingspan 141 ft 3 in
Length 110ft 4 in
Height 38 ft 3 in
Weight 142,500 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 340 mph
Service Ceiling 33,000 ft
Range 4,200 miles
Engines 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major radials, 3,500 hp each
Crew 5