Shout-out For The KC-10  In regard to “Fifth-Gen Stratotanker” (AW&ST March 20-April 2, p. 40), yes, the KC-135 is a reliable old workhorse, like the B-52. Several upgrades have improved its performance considerably. And yes, a cockpit upgrade is more than warranted. However, one might think from reading this article that the KC-135 is the only U.S. Air Force Tanker.  What about the KC-10? The Extender carries twice the fuel as the KC-135 and can do so for a ...


"Letters From Our Readers (April 17, 2017)" is part of Aviation Week & Space Technology’s subscription package. 

Subscribe now to read this full article. And by subscribing, you'll also receive full coverage of what's next in technology from the experts trusted by the global aerospace & defense community. 


Already registered? here.