|Manufacturer:||The Boeing Company|
|Country:|| United States of America|
|First flight:||17 August 1956|
|Series:||C-135A Stratolifter: Cargo/passenger variant of the KC-135A
C-135B Stratolifter: C-135A fitted with four TF-33-P-56 turbofan engines
C-135F Stratotanker: Tanker variant for France similar to the KC-135A
EC-135C Stratotanker: "C-135 variant for airborne command post role ""Looking Glass"""
EC-135J: "KC-135B modified for airborne national command post role, ""Nightwatch"""
EC-135K: KC-135A modified for deployment control duties
EC-135N: "ARIA aircraft with ""Snoopy Nose"""
EC-135P: KC-135A modified for airborne command post role
KC-135A Stratotanker: Original KC-135 production version
KC-135E Stratotanker: KC-135As re-engined with Pratt & Whitney TF-33-PW-102 engines
KC-135Q Stratotanker: KC-135As modified to carry JP-7 fuel necessary for the SR-71 Blackbird,
KC-135R Stratotanker: JC/KC-135As converted to Rivet Stand (Later Rivet Quick) configuration for reconnaissance
NKC-135A: Test-configured KC-135A
RC-135E Rivet Amber: Equipped with a large 7 MW Hughes Aircraft phased-array radar system.
RC-135S Cobra Ball II: Equipped with special electro-optical instruments designed to observe ballistic missile flights
RC-135S Rivet Ball: Elongated nose radome and optically flat quartz windows used for tracking cameras.
RC-135T Rivet Dandy: Specific SIGINT platform
RC-135V Rivet Joint: Specific SIGINT platform
VC-135A: C-135A with VIP interior
|Propulsion:||4 jet engines|
|Maximum number of passengers:||126|
|Maximum take-off mass:||124740 kg|
|ICAO Mass group:||4|