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KC-10 Extender Air-to-Air Refuelling Tanker Aircraft

Role

Aerial tanker and transport aircraft

Crew

Four (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer and boom operator)

Capacity

75 passengers or 160,200kg of fuel

Manufacturer

Boeing Integrated and Defence Systems

Maiden Flight

12 July 1980

Operators

United States Air Force (USAF) and Royal Netherlands Air Force

Introduced

17 March, 1981

Numbers Built

60 (as of 2010)

Unit Cost

$88.4m

Pallet Positions

27

Length

54.4m

Wingspan

50m

Height

17.4m

Wing Area

367.7m²

Empty Weight

108,890kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

265,500kg

Loaded Weight

269,000kg

Maximum Cargo Payload

76,560kg

Type

General Electric CF6-50C2 turbofan engine

Number of Engines

Three

Thrust

52,500lb (23,625kg) each

Maximum Speed

619mph (996km/h)

Range

4,400 miles (7,081km)

Ferry Range

11,500 miles (18,507km)

Service Ceiling

12,727m

Rate of Climb

34.9m/s

Contractors/Suppliers

Engines : General Electric<br />Avionics : Smiths Aerospace
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