Yup well put.Ian Warren wrote:B-1...looked sinister but smooth
Charl wrote:As to the basket: Why the USAF resolutely wants to fly a refuelling boom is beyond me.
Everybody else has seen the benefit of hose+drogue, including the USN.
The cost of having two systems??
Charl wrote:Reading a bit: 'twas Strategic Air Command that pushed the USAF into it.
The boom has a higher fuel flowrate for the nuclear bombers to drink from.
Charl wrote:I didn't know the tankers themselves have boom receptacles to receive fuel, even Airbus.
Ian Warren wrote:...one Vulcan to the Falklands to bomb during the "Black Buck' missions, it took a tanker to fill a tanker to fill a tanker to get that one aircraft all operating in relay for the nearly 16 hour flight to the target with 17 refuels.
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