* * Many Thanks to my friend Tom Vance (aka: Alien) for passing along the method that made it possible for me to post my 34 year old photograph. * * This photoshop-resurrected print picture was taken at Loring AFB, Maine, and those Pratt and Whitney J-57-P engines are a dead giveaway that this click of 571506 was snapped a long, long time ago. This Boeing Stratotanker was a 28 year old KC-135A model back when I caught it here; today, 571506 is STILL flying ... at 61 years old ... as a KC-135R!! In this pic, 571506 wears the emblem of the Strategic Air Command's 42nd (Heavy) Bombardment Wing, Loring AFB, Limestone, Maine. Loring AFB closed in the 90s and is now known as Loring International Airport (ME16). This is my third post of photos I took while stationed at Loring. Today, 571506 wears an Altus AFB, Oklahoma, tail flash (54th ARS / 97th AMW) ... and, as a KC-135R, it is a much improved aircraft. The P and Ws have been replaced with CFM CF-100 engines and the Block 45 upgrade has transformed the cockpit into a modern, up to date front office.