Aired Tuesday December 7, 8:00am - 9:00amon Smithsonian Channel SD

Air Warriors

Series 5 Episode 2: KC-135 Stratotanker

A look at the history of the KC-135 Stratotanker, America's first jet-powered aerial refueller. From the 1950s, it saw action during the Vietnam War, keeping US Air Force bombers flying, before playing a key role in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Documentary / History / Armed forces
Original air date
Cast and crew
  • Dr. Robert Hopkins
  • Mike CooperNarrator