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The image speaks for itself. An F-18 tanker variant to refuel F-18s would be a nice feature to add.
In the future with additions of more probe and drogue system capable aircraft, the F18E Super Hornet tanker will be available available to answer the call.
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For the purpose of context, the F18 E Super Hornet majority of times is equipped with 5 external fuel tanks, sometimes 3 external tanks, and sometimes just 1 external tank. The center tank houses the basket drogue system that allows receiver aircraft to make contact with the tanker aircraft and will always be present on the tanker aircraft.
ps I couldn’t find a topic on the tanker, redirect if made.