Accession Number:

ADA454450

Title:

Air Force Aerial Refueling Methods: Flying Boom Versus Hose-and-Drogue

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Decisions on the composition of the Air Force aerial refueling fleet were made decades ago, when the primary mission was to refuel long-range strategic bombers. Modifications have been made to many of these tanker aircraft KC-135s and KC-10s to make them more effective in refueling fighter aircraft. This report, which will be updated, examines the balance between two different refueling methods in todays refueling fleet - flying boom and hose-and-drogue.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE