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Frontiers December 2013—January 2014 Issue

Fill ’er up CONFIGURATIONS FOR BOEING’S KC-46A TANKER: 1 Air refueling 2 Cargo and passenger transport 3 Aeromedical evacuation TOTAL FUEL CAPACITY: 31,220 gallons (118,180 liters) CENTERLINE DROGUE SYSTEM OFFLOAD RATE PER MINUTE: 400 gallons (1,514 liters) ADVANCED FLY-BY-WIRE REFUELING BOOM OFFLOAD RATE PER MINUTE: 1 ,200 gallons (4,542 liters)—modernized KC-10 boom design WING AIR-REFUELING PODS OFFLOAD RATE PER MINUTE: 400 gallons (1,514 liters) This Boeing illustration shows the view from inside the cockpit of a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet being refueled by a KC-46A tanker using the wing refueling pod. 30 BOEING FRONTIERS / DECEMBER 2013–JANUARY 2014


Frontiers December 2013—January 2014 Issue
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