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61-2662 ... 61-2674 (EXACT MATCH)
Boeing C-135B-BN Stratolifter 
Three WC-135Bs (2668,2669,2671) converted to C-135C.  Transfers to MASDC from www.amarcexperience.com
2662 (MSN 18292) converted to NC-135B.  Converted in Nov 1983 to RC-135S 'Cobra Ball' ballistic missile
intelligence aircraft.  Now designated "Cobra Ball 1". With 55th WG at Offutt AFB, in 2010.
2663 (MSN 18333) converted to VC-135B.  Later converted to RC-135S 'Cobra Ball' ballistic missile
intelligence aircraft and used Nov 2, 1983 to 1988. Now designated Cobra Ball 1.  
To 45th RS, 55th RG at Offutt AFB
2664 (MSN 18340) converted in 1970 to RC-135S "Project Cobra Ball" ballistic missile intelligence aircraft.
Struck embankment at end of runway at Shemya AFB, AK during landing in severe weather Mar 15, 1981.  
6 of 24 onboard killed. (ASN)
2665 (MSN 18341) converted to WC-135B weather aircraft. Named "Star Cluster" with 55th WRS Oct 1992. 
To AMARC as CA0107 Sep 11, 1996.  Still on AMARC inventory Jan 15, 2008
2666 (MSN 18342) converted to WC-135B weather aircraft.  Later converted to
WC-135W.  Now NC-135W assigned to Det 2 with L3 Comm to support flight testing for
RC-135 fleet.  In 2007 was test flying the Northrop-Grumman
LN-120G stellar-inertia tracking navigation system.
2667 (MSN 18343) converted to WC-135B weather aircraft.  Later to WC-135W.  
Mission title is "Constant Phoenix", which is air sampling
following nuclear tests and similar requirements.
2668 (MSN 18344) converted to WC-135B weather aircraft.  To MASDC as CA0002 Jul 21, 1972.  Returned to service
Nov 1, 1972 and later converted to C-135C executive aircraft.
2669 (MSN 18345) converted to WC-135B.  To MASDC as CA0003 Jul 21, 1972, but returned to service
Nov 8, 1972.  Later used as 'Speckled Trout' research aircraft and
redesignated C-135C.  Named after Faye Trout, the civilian program monitor at the Lab, 1975-2006.   
Also the personal transport of the USAF Chief of Staff.  Assigned to 412th Flight Test Squadron 
(412 FLTS), Air Force Material Command (AFMC) at Edwards AFB, California.
Still at Edwards AFB.  Scheduled to be replaced in Mar 2003
by 57-2589.  Made last flight Jan 13, 2006. Officially retired
Feb 10, 2006.   Still there Oct 2006 as "Speckled Trout".
Now with the Edwards AFB Museum, California.
2670 (MSN 18346) converted to WC-135B weather aircraft.  As WC-135B named "Orient Express" with 55th WRS
in May 1992.  Converted to OC-135B Open Skies platform, later redesignated OC-135W
2671 (MSN 18347) converted to WC-135B weather aircraft.  Crashed on runway at Yokota AB in 1970 due
to jamming of elevator trim motor.  Aircraft was repaired.  Later converted to C-135C 
executive transport.  Now at Tinker AFB Air Park, Oklahoma.
2672 (MSN 18348) converted to WC-135B weather aircraft.  Later to OC-135B Open Skies platform.  
Later redesignated OC-135W
2673 (MSN 18349) converted to WC-135B weather aircraft.  Named "River City Rambler" with 55th WRS in 1993.
Converted to C-135C executive transport.  To AMARC as CA0090 Sept 28, 1993.  Scrapped Feb 2013.
Still on AMARC inventory Jan 15, 2008
2674 (MSN 18350) converted to WC-135B weather aircraft.  Later converted to OC-135B Open
Skies platform.  To AMARC as CA0115 Aug 21, 1997.
Still on AMARC inventory Jan 15, 2008

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