New answers tagged

1

It is mentioned in other answers, but I want to point it out explicitely: it's the tanker's role, and to a lesser degree its origin. Big tankers, such as the KC-135, let's call them fleet tankers, are a flying gas station well away from the front line serving all aircraft in the theater of operations, e.g. in- and outbound fighters, the AWACS if present, ...


9

When I was flying the KC-135 tankers - A model and Q models - all crew members had parachutes, and all parachute packs had supplemental oxygen bottles that were good for at least 10 minutes - which was enough time to descend to the point where you did not need supplemental oxygen. If you had to bail out, it would be through the crew entry hatch, on the port ...


Top 50 recent answers are included