Tanker Aircraft in the Airlift Role,
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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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.
- Transport Aircraft