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

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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 today’s refueling fleet — “flying boom” and “hose-and-drogue.”

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Bolkcom, Christopher & Klaus, Jon D. May 11, 2005.

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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 today’s refueling fleet — “flying boom” and “hose-and-drogue.”

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  • May 11, 2005

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  • Aug. 3, 2005, 11:52 a.m.

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Bolkcom, Christopher & Klaus, Jon D. Air Force Aerial Refueling Methods: Flying Boom versus Hose-and-Drogue, report, May 11, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs6702/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.