McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender

@ Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA

May 2017

First flown in 1980, this aerial refueling tanker aircraft is the military version of the three-engined DC-10 airliner.  The KC-10 retains 88% commonality with its commercial siblings.  Additional internal fuel tanks increase the KC-10’s fuel capacity to 356,000 lb, nearly doubling the KC-135’s capacity.  A total of 60 KC-10s were produced for the USAF.  The 6th Air Refueling Squadron and 9th Air Refueling Squadron operate the KC-10 from travis AFB.  Nikon D500 w/Tamron 150-600mm, processed with Aperture.

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