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Fairchild, McConnell tankers fuel NORAD exercise
The throttles of a 92nd Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., enable pilots to control the aircraft’s four massive CFM International CFM-56 turbofan engines on the way to exercise Amalgam Dart 15-2 at Eielson AFB, Alaska, May 27, 2015. The KC-135’s engines each produce 21,634 pounds of thrust, propelling the aerial refueling and airlift aircraft at speeds up to 530 mph at 30,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)