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F-104 Starfighter Refueling Mishap

This video is taken from the left blister window of a Boeing KB-50 during the refueling of a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. The F-104 advances forward too rapidly which causes slack in the hose to develop. The slack hose condition is usually prevented by a response system in the pod that rewinds the hose to prevent such an event from occurring, but if the receiver exceeds the limitations of the system this condition can still happen.

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May 27, 2009 Posted by | 1950s, Boom Operator, F-104, kb-50, Probe/Drogue | Leave a comment