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KC-97G Boeing Stratofreighter

This aerial refueling and cargo platform was a vital component of our strategic forces in the 1950s. It served to extend the reach of our Strategic Air Command (SAC) B-47 bombers. The design of this aircraft was based upon the WWII B-29,, making substantial use of that aircraft's wing and fuselage as the foundation .