KC-10 Extender

KC-10 Extender

The KC-10 Extender is an air-to-air tanker aircraft in service with the United States Air Force, derived from the civilian DC-10-30 airliner. The similar KDC-10 is in service with The Royal Netherlands Air Force.

KC-10 Extender
KC-10 Extender (military.cz)

Role : Air-to-air tanker
Manufacturer : McDonnell Douglas
Introduced : 1981
Status : Active service
Primary users : United States Air Force, Royal Netherlands Air Force (KDC-10)
Produced : KC-10: 1979–1987
Number built : KC-10: 60, KDC-10: 4
Unit cost : KC-10: US$88.4 million (1998)
Developed from : McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30

KC-10 Extender Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 4 (pilot, copilot, flight engineer, boom operator) and additional crewmembers such as a aeromedical evacuation team may be added
  • Length: 181 ft 7 in (54.4 m)
  • Wingspan: 165 ft 4.5 in (50 m)
  • Height: 58 ft 1 in (17.4 m)
  • Wing area: 3,958 ft² (367.7 m²)
  • Empty weight: 241,027 lb (109,328 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 593,000 lb (269,000 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 590,000 lb (267,600 kg)
  • Powerplant: 3 × F103/General Electric CF6-50C2 turbofans, 52,500 lbf (236 kN) each
  • Maximum fuel capacity: 356,000 lb (160,200 kg)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 538 knots (619 mph, 996 km/h)
  • Range: 4,400 mi (7,032 km)
  • Ferry range: 11,500 mi (18,507 km)
  • Service ceiling: 42,000 ft (12,727 m)
  • Rate of climb: 6,870 ft/min (34.9 m/s)

Photos

KC-10 Extender Photos

KC-10 Extender Photos

KC-10 Extender Photos

KC-10 Extender Photos

References:
KC-10 Extender

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