Air Refueling Archive

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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

YF-12 Refueling From KC-135

This is video of a Lockheed YF-12 refueling from a KC-135. The YF-12 would serve as the prototype for the now famous SR-71 Blackbird.

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November 24, 2009 Posted by | 1970s, Boom Pod View, KC-135, YF-12 | , , | Leave a comment