Air Refueling Archive

Huge Collection of Air Refueling Pictures

New Zealand A-4 performs formation barrel roll during refueling

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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

First KC-30A boom refuelling with an E-7A over Iraq

RAAF KC-30A Boom Operator Station Remote Vision

KC-30A E-7AAirbus KC-30A Remote Vision SystemThe KC-30A features a remote vision system consisting of 3D cameras and panoramic cameras. The operator wears polarized glasses in order to see the 3D screen. An advanced user interface provides the operator with all information in an easy to understand format.

October 30, 2015 Posted by | 2010s, Boom Operator, E-7A, KC-30, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

X-47B Completes First Autonomous Aerial Refueling

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

Boeing 747 Advanced Cargo Transport Aircraft KC-33

Boeing proposed a 747 adapted as an aerial refueling tanker during the 1970s Advanced Cargo Transport Aircraft (ACTA) program that produced the McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender for the USAF. This is a summary of the aircraft modifications and flight tests of the proposed KC-33.

April 9, 2015 Posted by | 1970s, 747 Tanker | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

KC-10A Advanced Air Refueling Boom Video

The KC-10’s fly by wire advanced refueling boom is seen in this video attached to a KC-135 where it is tested out before the KC-10 aircraft is ready to fly.

March 22, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CV-22 Inflight Revueling

September 20, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Mirage IV Refueling

March 16, 2014 Posted by | 1970s, Boom Pod View, KC-135, Probe/Drogue | 2 Comments