Accession Number:

ADA361193

Title:

Tanker Aircraft in the Airlift Role,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

This annotated briefing examines the utility of employing KC-135 and KC-10 tanker aircraft in the airlift role. The general characteristics, cargo loading capabilities, and performance of the tankers are examined and compared to the dedicated C-5AB, C-17A, and C-141B airlift aircraft. Past operational usage of tankers in the airlift role and planning factors for future contingencies are revealed.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE