A new generation of aerial refueling aircraft is in service above the skies of Iraq and Syria.  Alongside the usual U.S. Air Force KC-135s and KC-10s that tend to dominate the tanker fleets of any major aerial campaign, Australian and British Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transports (MRTT) are also making their mark, able to refuel a wide range of aircraft thanks to their huge fuel offload capabilities and, in the Australian KC-30’s case, the ability to refuel aircraft with hose ...

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