Air Refueling Archive

Huge Collection of Air Refueling Pictures

Royal Singapore Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker

Video detailing the Royal Singapore Air Force’s KC-135R Stratotanker and its mission. View in HD.

Video Source:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awjSG5P4_wY

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November 25, 2010 Posted by | 2000s, KC-135R | , | Leave a comment

Low Level Air Refueling

Ultra low altitude air refueling of an F-4 Phantom by a KC-135E.

Video Source:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdO24s1vVWM

November 25, 2010 Posted by | 1980s, F-4, KC-135E | , | Leave a comment

Low level refueling formation – Altus AFB, Oklahoma

This is a very impressive video of a C-17 holding the pre-contact position behind a KC-135 followed by  an aggressive break over a crowd.

Video Source:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5h-8XQL1b8

November 25, 2010 Posted by | 2000s, C-17, KC-135R | , | Leave a comment

S-3 Viking Refueling from KC-10

S-3 Viking refueling from KC-10

S-3 Viking refueling from a KC-10's centerline drogue.

S-3 Viking refueling from KC-10

S-3 Viking refueling from a KC-10's centerline drogue.

Image Source:

Ken Moeser

November 25, 2010 Posted by | 2000s, KC-10, S-3 | Leave a comment

50 Years Of The KC-135

Excellent documentary on the KC-135 Stratotanker including details on the tri-level refueling that earned the 1967 Mackay Trophy. Also included is a first hand account of towing a crippled F-4 Phantom. This mission received the 1983 Mackay Trophy.

Video Source:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehPg2aDJot4

November 25, 2010 Posted by | 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, KC-135, KC-135A, KC-135R | Leave a comment

KC-97G 52-2718

KC-97G

A KC-97G refuels a F-4 Phantom. The high deck angle of the F-4 is indicative of the low refueling speed.

During Operation Creek Party (out of Rhain MAin AB). The Recon Rhino shows the tailcode of Zweibrücken Air Base, Germany. RF-4C 68-0556 was w/o 8 June 1983 while based at RAF Alconbury U.K. The 126 ARS operated KC-97F from August 1961 and the KC-97L from March 1965. They went to KC-135A in December 1977.

Image Source:

Kevin Kearney

November 5, 2010 Posted by | 1960s, External View, F-4, KC-97 | , | 3 Comments