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Airplanes and photos. Airbus A-400M refuels two F-18 fighters simultaneously (VIDEO)
Seville, Spain - On a typical tanking mission, it performed 74 contacts and dispensed 27.2 tonnes of fuel
The A-400M new generation military tactical-strategic airlifter, has further proved its credentials as a tanker by successfully demonstrating simultaneous air-to-air refuelling of two F/A-18 fighters. In the course of four flights, the airplane performed 74 contacts and dispensed 27.2 tonnes of fuel to the Spanish Air Force aircraft. Refuelling was conducted at altitudes of 20,000ft-33,000ft, and airspeeds...
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