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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

Low Level Air Refueling

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

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

KC-97G 52-2718


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 Zweibr√ľcken 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.

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Kevin Kearney

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