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WC-135B

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61-2665  Photo 1
Had TF33-PW-5 engines in NH-NH-NH-NH configuration.

EC-135L
1703rd AREFW(P), King Khalid IAP, Saudi Arabia

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61-0269  Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
61-0283Varmint Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4
Served as a radio relay post due to UHF limitations.
Plane 61-0269 bears the mission marks earned supporting combat operations during Desert Storm including two MiG-29s, 27 mobile launchers and more than 100 tanks. Had J57-P/F-59WP engines.

EC-135Y/N
912th AREFS, 19th AREFW, Robins AFB - 1700lh AREFS (P), Riyad AB, Saudi Arabia

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55-3125 EC-135Y, till 03/1991
(scheduled depot maintenance)
Photo 1
61-0327 EC-135N, from 03/1991Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
Served as an airborne command post for the commander of CENTCOM. Both had TF33-PW-102 engines. Both had engine pylons in NH-H-H-NH configuration with "Ten High" mod (see below in RC-135 section). Both had Inflight Refuelling Receptacle.

RC-135V
55th RW, Offut AFB, USA - 1700th RS(P)/1700th RS(P), Riyadh AB, Saudi Arabia

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63-9792 *Photo 1 Photo 2
64-14841   
64-14842   
64-14843  Photo 1
64-14844Ghost Rider Photo 1 Photo 2
64-14845  Photo 1 Photo 2 03/1991 Photo 3 Photo 4
64-14846 small damage from SCUD 25/01/1991Photo 1 Photo 2
64-14848   

RC-135W
55th RW, Offut AFB, USA - 1700th RS(P)/1700th RS(P), Riyadh AB, Saudi Arabia

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62-4125   
62-4131  Photo 1
62-4132  Photo 1
62-4134   
62-4135  Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
62-4138   
62-4139   

Comment:

According to one source, there were 10 of the 15 Rivet Joints in the USAF fleet
(probably not all from Offutt, although Offutt has the biggest fleet of the jets) deployed with one still stateside and two in the depot facility.
It is possible that the one which was still stateside also might have served in Gulf during an aircraft/aircrew swap.
At least one Rivet Joint has been deployed to Southwest Asia since August of 1990 (when Iraq invaded Kuwait),
so since that time, every Rivet Joint in the fleet has rotated into that region. They were based at Riyad IAP in Saudi Arabia.
Atleast two Rivet Joints were stationed at Hellenikon AB in Greece in support of Operation "Proven Force" over Turkey.

Note for modellers:

There are two types of "cheeks" - side fairings on the sides of the nose of the plane.
The shorter from Martin company were mounted on RC-135Vs.
The longer from E-Systems company (called LTV cheeks) were mounted on RC-135Ws.
RC-135Vs were retroffited with the longer cheeks AFTER the war
AMT kit offers only the shorter ones. If you want to build RC-135W, you need to buy the resin set from Spectre Resin.
Beginning in 1986 all 'Rivet Joint' airplanes were equipped with the 'Ten High' modification, undertaken as part of the 'Have Siren' program.
This is part of an infrared suppression system designed to defeat heat seeking missiles. This system is mounted in a cylindrical fairing located on the trailing edge of each engine strut - Pic
Also, the kit offers wrong configuration of engine pylons with or without hump (which houses the electric generator).
You can not just simply swap the pylons, so you need to scratchbuild them. Here is the configuration viewed from head-on view:
H - hump, NH - no hump, straight pylon
RC-135V - H-NH-H-H
RC-135W - NH-NH-NH-NH
RC-135Ws had TF33-P-5 engines WITH thrust reversers, but RC-135Vs had TF33-P-9 WITHOUT thrust reversers.

KC-135A
various units

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55-3130Ole GrandadBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4
56-3591The GremlinBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
56-3625Boss Hog  
56-3632SkreemerBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
56-3633Stone Age Mutant Ninja TankerADC grey camoPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
56-3639Jokers Wild  
57-1476 ADC grey camoPhoto 1
57-2596America??s PrideBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
57-2601The Wizard  
57-2605 (to R 26/02/91) 
58-0042Magical Mystery RideADC grey camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
58-0066Superman IIBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
58-0118JesterBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
59-1468 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
59-1496CadillacBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
59-1501Radcool RefuelBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
59-1507 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
59-1522High OctaneADC grey camoPhoto 1
60-0350Young Rider  
60-0358Sawyer??s Snowball ExpressBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
61-0280RazorbackADC grey camoPhoto 1
61-0325Texas StyleBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
62-3498Arkansas Eagle  
62-3538Valhalla ExpressADC grey camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
63-8014 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
63-8019Rolling Thunder Photo 1
63-8881Jenny On TapADC grey camoPhoto 1
63-8885Mistress of the Night  
64-14840Long Distance RunaroundBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2

KC-135E
various units

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55-3143Hot StuffADC grey camoPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
56-3604 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
56-3607Back Off9 missionsPhoto 1
56-3609DollyADC grey camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
56-3631LEAP-N-LIZARD  
56-3638Hawg WildBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
56-3641KI-O??-TE-ES GAS-E-ES  
56-3643High Octane Taz/
Miss High Octane Taz
Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
57-1425FirebirdBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
57-1428Mission EssentialBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
57-1429High Plains Predator Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4
57-1433   
57-1445 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
57-1448Arctic Traveller Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
57-1455Iron Maiden  
57-1458   
57-1460   
57-1465Spirit of the Northern Lights
Frosty Fiddler
Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
57-1484Phoenix PhantacyBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
57-1495Blackbird we deliver  
57-1496Wild Thang  
57-1504Motown Magic Photo 1 Photo 2
57-1505Welcome HomeBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
57-1512Kukai MaruBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
57-2594 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
57-2595Keystone LadyBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5
Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10
57-2598 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
57-2603 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
57-2608Fuelin?? Around  
58-0003 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
58-0005Ol Lightnen Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5
Photo 6
58-0008 ADC grey camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
58-0013Flight of the Phoenix  
58-0017 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5
Photo 6
58-0037 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
58-0052The Other WomanBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5
Photo 6
58-0057 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
58-0078Aces HighBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
58-0085California DreaminBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5
Photo 6
58-0087Jersey GirlBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
58-0116   
59-1447   
59-1448Fritzie??s FrauleinBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
59-1477   
59-1485Classic HogBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
59-1487 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
59-1493   
59-1499POW*MIABaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
59-1505 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
59-1506Pittsburgh??s FinestBaby Shamu camo, 65 missionsPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5
Photo 6
59-1516Sweet SixteenBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
61-0268Spirit of Yuba City Photo 1 Photo 2

KC-135Q
various units

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58-0045 Baby Shamu camo, *© J. Smith Photo 1
58-0049True ColorsBaby Shamu camo, *Photo 1
58-0050Spook 50Baby Shamu camo, *© J. Smith Photo 1 Photo 2
58-0054Bad BartADC grey camoPhoto 1
58-0061Swamp WitchADC grey camo, *Photo 1 Photo 2
58-0074   
58-0084City of Grass ValleyBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
58-0103 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
58-0112StegosaurusBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
59-1470 * 
59-1504 , Baby Shamu camoSanta with camelsPhoto 1
* means "partial" Q conversion - it lacks ARN-90 TACAN and it did not have LORAN-A installed.
Also, it may have the third UHF radio removed or a VHF radio installed in place of second UHF radio

KC-135R
various units

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57-1439 ADC grey camoPhoto 1
57-1469CenturionBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4
57-1472 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
57-1506Werewolf Photo 1
58-0010Pumpin?? Ethyl!  
58-0073Mohawk MaidenBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
59-146XDrag-OnBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
59-1469CenturionBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
59-1472 ADC grey camoPhoto 1 Photo 2
60-0315 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
60-0341QuanahparkerBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
60-0353 ADC grey camoPhoto 1
61-0277 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
61-0302   
61-0323 Baby Shamu camoPhoto 1
62-3530   
62-3531Lone Wolf  
62-3561ThunderhawkADC grey camoPhoto 1
62-3564Serious BiznessADC grey camo 
62-3569Sky RunnerBaby Shamu camoPhoto 1
62-3571 ADC grey camoPhoto 1
63-8036Hot Cargo  
63-8037   

KC-135A had J57-P/F-59W engines
KC-135R had F108-CF-100 engines
KC-135E had TF33-PW-102 engines. Pylons configuration was H-H-H-NH or NH-H-H-NH.