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

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Title

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

Creator

  • Author: Bolkcom, Christopher
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
  • Author: Klaus, Jon D.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2005-05-11

Language

  • English

Description

  • Physical Description: 8 pages.
  • Content Description: 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.”

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Weapons systems
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Tanker aircraft

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: RL32910
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL32910 2005-05-11
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs6702