Where are KC-10s stationed?

Where are KC-10s stationed?

The USAF’s KC-10s are stationed primarily at Travis AFB, California, and McGuire AFB, now part of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, in New Jersey.

How long is a KC-10 boom?

The KC-10’s refuelling boom. Taking off from RAF Midenhall. Aerial view of the KC-10 refuelling an F-22 Raptor. The KC-10 has a length of 54.4m, a wing span of 50m and a wing area of 367.7m².

How many pallets can a KC-10 hold?

The cargo compartment can accommodate loads ranging from 27 pallets to a mix of 17 pallets and 75 passengers. A modified Boeing Company DC-10, the KC-10A entered service in 1981.

How much fuel does a KC-10 hold in pounds?

The capacity of the six fuel tanks on the KC-10 carries more than 356,000 pounds of fuel- almost twice as much as the KC-135! The cargo compartment of the KC-10 can carry loads ranging from 27 pallets to a mix of 17 pallets and 75 passengers!

How much does a KC-10 cost?

Primary Function: Aerial refueling/transport.
Unit Cost: $86.3 million (1992 dollars)
Crew: Four (aircraft commander, pilot, flight engineer and boom operator)
Crew Ratio 3.5 crews per aircraft 2.0 crews per aircraft (active duty) 1.5 crews per aircraft (associate reserve)

What is replacing the KC-10?

The KC-10, as well as its smaller colleague the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, will be gradually replaced by the KC-46 Pegasus. The Extender was capable of carrying over 160 tonnes of fuel, 70 tonnes more than its replacement.

How much is a KC-10 worth?

For comparison’s sake, a KC-135 would cost approximately $62.2 million and a KC-10—another aerial refueling tanker—would cost approximately $139 million in 2020 dollars.

Can a KC-135 carry passengers?

Four turbofans, mounted under 35-degree swept wings, power the KC-135 to takeoffs at gross weights of up to 322,500 pounds. A cargo deck above the refueling system can hold a mixed load of passengers and cargo. Depending on fuel storage configuration, the KC-135 can carry up to 83,000 pounds of cargo.

How high can a KC-135 fly?

41,000 feet
Technical Specifications

First flight Aug. 31, 1956
Cruising speed 552 mph
Range 5,000 miles
Ceiling 41,000 feet
Power Four 13,750-pound-thrust P&W J57 turbojet engines

When is the next refueling mission for the KC-10?

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) — A KC-10 Extender rests on a parking ramp Jan. 25 waiting for its next refueling mission to support coalition aircraft supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Matthews)

Is there a KC-10 Extender in the Air Force?

This is the first time C-17s and KC-10s have been paired in an exercise. Sixteen aircraft launched from McGuire on Friday, June 30, as part of the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brian Dyjak) MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. (AFPN) — A KC-10A Extender aircraft parks on the flightline at sunset.

Where is the Kansas Air National Guard located?

The Kansas Air National Guard is organized into two groups: the 184th Intelligence Wing based at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita and the 190th Air Refueling Wing at Forbes Field in Topeka.

Where was the first KC 10 tanker retired?

The U.S. Air Force’s first KC-10 Extender has officially received its retirement papers and headed to the Boneyard. The service last week retired a tanker from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, with more than 33,000 flight hours and at least 30 years of service, according to a news release.