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KC-46 Is Ready For Production

tomahawk6

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http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2016/07/19/KC-46-completes-flight-tests/5231468931504/

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 19 (UPI) -- The KC-46 Pegasus has completed the flight tests required for the Milestone C production decision, the U.S. Air Force announced Monday.

The tests were completed Friday and involved offloading 1,500 pounds of fuel in-air to an A-10 Thunderbolt II, the service said in a statement.

The A-10 mission was the last of six in-flight refueling demonstrations required before the tanker program can request approval to award production Lots 1 and 2 for 19 of the aircraft.
 

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Boy, they really did some serious mods on the old C-46!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-muQnv2vIn1E/T2fy3iJkkyI/AAAAAAAAJgw/fqWCBhwKG6I/s1600/C-46+Commando+41-5159.jpg

:nod:
 

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Red 6 said:
Boy, they really did some serious mods on the old C-46!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-muQnv2vIn1E/T2fy3iJkkyI/AAAAAAAAJgw/fqWCBhwKG6I/s1600/C-46+Commando+41-5159.jpg

:nod:

Still just two engines, though! :nod:
 

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Colin P said:
Now 2 of these for us and 8 P-8's..........
2? We're a big country, could easily justify 4 or 5.
 

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PuckChaser said:
2? We're a big country, could easily justify 4 or 5.
I'm assuming to cover domestic uses only? Plus more to cover expeditionary considerations.
 

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quadrapiper said:
I'm assuming to cover domestic uses only? Plus more to cover expeditionary considerations.

To have 1 available to each fighter base on a continuous basis, you'd need 6.
 

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tomahawk6 said:
Like the KC-10 this aircraft can haul troops or cargo as needed.

It would be a candidate to replace the CC-150, CC-150T and C-130T, I would think.
 

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Sexy machine - didn't notice that it was podded too.
 

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Ditch said:
Sexy machine - didn't notice that it was podded too.

:nod:  Boom AND drogue!  F-35 AND Super Hornets!  ;D
 
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