An F-15C Eagle is framed by the boom operator's window as it approaches a KC-135R Stratotanker.
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle is framed by the boom operator's window as it approaches a KC-135R Stratotanker for in-flight refueling during NATO Operation Allied Force on March 31, 1999. Operation Allied Force is the air operation against targets in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The Eagle is armed with AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missiles, AIM-120C Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles and AIM-9 Sidewinder heat seeking missiles. The Eagle is attached to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. The Stratotanker is from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron based at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, with the 100th Air Expeditionary Wing.