Air Refueling Archive

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KC-135 refueling a B-52 carrying a D-21 Drone

This would have been a very interesting receiver to refuel. A B-52 sits in the contact position while carrying a D-21 drone under it’s left wing.

A B-52 carrying a D-21 reconnaissance drone and rocket booster.

A B-52 carrying a D-21 reconnaissance drone and rocket booster.

Image Source:

Offline – http://roadrunnersinternationale.com/d-21/D-21_historial.html

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January 29, 2013 Posted by | 1960s, B-52, Boom Pod View, D-21 Drone | Leave a comment

History of Refueling

Great documentary about Air Refueling that aired on the Military Channel.

January 22, 2011 Posted by | 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, B-47, B-52, Boom Operator, Boom Pod View, F-104, F-105, F-15, F-16, F-4, History, KB-29, kb-50, KC-10, KC-135, KC-135A, KC-97, Probe/Drogue, Question Mark, Receiver View, Video | 2 Comments

This is a nice refueling scene from the classic movie “A Gathering of Eagles”. During the refueling a fuel manifold bursts open in the cockpit of the B-52 and an emergency breakaway is executed. All electrical equipment is shut off and the aircraft is forced to perform a high speed flaps up landing resulting in hot brakes.

Video Source:

http://www.youtube.com/user/oisiaa

October 10, 2010 Posted by | 1960s, B-52, Boom Operator, Boom Pod View, External View, KC-135A | , | Leave a comment