Air Refueling Archive

Huge Collection of Air Refueling Pictures

Boeing KC-46A makes first contact

First Contact

The KC-46A Pegasus performs its first-ever aerial refueling passing 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16 fighter Jan. 24. Credit Paul Weatherman / Boeing Boeing Flight Test & Evaluation – Boeing Field – KC-46, VH004, EMD2, Initial Contacts with F-16, Boeing KC-46 Pegasus Tanker Refueling F-16, Edwards AFB 412th TW,

KC-46A Test 004-002

KC-46A Test 004-002 was the initial F-16 contact and fuel pass flight on January 24, 2016. Air Force Photo by SSgt Brandi Hansen.

KC-46 C-17

KC-46A performs an aerial refueling contact with a C-17A.

Link to full article: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-tanker-passes-first-midair-refueling-test-for-air-force/

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January 25, 2016 Posted by | 2010s, C-17, F-16, KC-46, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

SR-71 Refueling Pictures

Collection of SR-71 aerial refueling pictures.

January 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Boeing 707 Tankers

The Boeing 707 has been used as a refueling tanker for many years. It looks similar to the KC-135, but it is in fact a completely different airframe with different refueling hardware and systems.

January 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Zealand A-4 performs formation barrel roll during refueling

January 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Navy’s X47B UCAV Drone completes first ever autonomous aerial refueling

January 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

US Navy C-2A Greyhound Refueling From a KC-130

 

C-2 Greyhound refueling from a US Marine Corps KC-130 tanker.

C-2 Greyhound refueling from a US Marine Corps KC-130 tanker.

Here is a rare picture of the only C-2A Greyhound fitted with a refueling probe. The C-2 is making contact with a drogue basket from a US Marines KC-130 tanker. Picture is dated from around 1979 or 1980.

Photo submitted by E. Hamilton and found at the Air Movements Terminal RAAF Base in Darwin, Aus.

January 2, 2016 Posted by | 1970s, 1980s, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment