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KC-46 tanker’s boom breaks, dents plane while refueling fighter jetAir Force officials are investigating a mishap that heavily damaged a KC-46 Pegasus tanker plane while it refueled a fighter jet last month, Air Force Times has learned. (www.defensenews.com) More...
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"dents plane" is an understatement
"...the service believes it will cost at least $2.5 million to repair the KC-45..."
Booms just seem more problematic than Drogues.
Booms deliver fuel at a much higher rate of flow and AF refuels bombers, the Marines and Navy refuel in significantly lower quantities per aircraft and thus can refuel two F18's with drogues in less TOS than one B1B or B52.
Ok I see this picture so who was the boom operator that held the joystick boom up controller
Your kinder, gentler MIC more diverse employee, that's who!