RCAF CC-150 Polaris

Hello guys !
Yesterday I read through nearly all feature topics and then I found this old request from @Damian
As you can see it looks like the normal A310 but it operates for the Royal Canadian Air Force and has some cool features !✈️

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The CC-150 Polaris is a multi-purpose, twin-engine, long-range jet aircraft. It can be used for passenger, freight or medical transport and air-to-air refueling. The Polaris can reach a speed of up to 1029 km/h carrying a load of up to 32,000 kilograms. It can carry up to 194 passengers, depending on the particular aircraft tail number and configuration.

All five CC-150 Polaris aircraft are stationed at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario. During its years in service, the Polaris fleet has transported vast amounts of supplies to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel deployed on missions all over the globe.

As part of the Air Force Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) program, two CC-150 Polaris aircraft have been converted to strategic air-to-air refuellers for Canada’s fleet of CF-18 Hornets. The Polaris MRTT is capable of transferring 36,000 kilograms of fuel to receiving aircraft over a journey of 4,630 kilometres. One Polaris tanker can ferry a flight of four CF-18 Hornets non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean.

The CC-150 Polaris can also be used to transport high-ranking government officials and foreign dignitaries. The aircraft has carried the Prime Minister, the Governor General and members of the Royal Family across Canada and around the world.

In 2014, the CC-150 transported Canadian soldiers to eastern and central Europe as part of Operation REASSURANCE.

More operations:

Name: IMPACT
Year: 2014-2019
Location: Iraq, Syria
How the aircraft was employed:
Contributes to the Canadian Armed Forces’ support to the Global Coalition against Daesh in Iraq and Syria.

Name: PROVISION
Year: 2015-2016
Location: Canada, Middle East
How the aircraft was employed:
Transported personnel and refugees to Canada, provided support to the Government of Canada’s initiative to resettle Syrian refugees.

Name: NANOOK
Year: Annually
Location: Canada
How the aircraft was employed:
Transports supplies and equipment, as part of sovereignty operations conducted in Canada’s North.

Technical specifications:

Length 46.66m (153 ft)
Wingspan 43.9m (144 ft)
Height 15.8m (51.8 ft)
Empty Weight 80,000 kg (176, 400 lbs)
Maximum Gross Weight 157,000 kg (346, 200 lbs)
Power Two GE CF6-80C2A2 jet engines
Speed Normal Cruise: Mach 0.80 (990 km/h),Max: Mach 0.84 (1029 km/h)
Service Ceiling 12,497 m (41,000 ft)
Range 9,600 km (5,965 mi)
Passengers 194
Quantity in CF 5
Year(s) Procured 1992 to 1993
Location(s) 8 Wing Trenton, ON

For more information:

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/aircraft-current/cc-150.page

So I know that most of the IFC don‘t really like military aircraft but for me this livery is really cool as well as the A310 itself. Anyway I think a bit more military planes wouldn‘t be bad in IF, this is why I opened this topic.

So tell me what‘s your opinion about this livery ? 🙂
As I have already said, I find it beautiful.

Happy flying !

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One of my favourite RCAF planes!

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Yasssss we need more Canadian Planes
#voted

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Yes we do need way more RCAF, Air Canada and Westjet planes.

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