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 ...

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