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May 17, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Boeing YC-14 Refueling from KC-135

The YC-14 prototypes were not equipped with in-flight refueling receptacles, but simulated refueling conditions behind a KC-135 were conducted.

The YC-14 prototypes were not equipped with in-flight refueling receptacles, but simulated refueling conditions behind a KC-135 were conducted. Utilization of the YC-14 as a tanker for receivers such as the YC-14, fighters, and helicopters was also evaluated.

The Boeing YC-14 was a twin-engine (STOL) tactical. It was Boeing’s entrant into the United States Air Force’s Advanced Medium STOL Transport (AMST) competition, which aimed to replace the Lockheed C-130 Hercules as the USAF’s standard STOL tactical transport. Although both the YC-14 and the competing McDonnell Douglas YC-15 were successful, neither aircraft entered production. The AMST project was ended in 1979 and replaced by the C-X program.

May 13, 2015 Posted by | 1970s | , | Leave a comment