US Air Force | KC-10 [Different Livery]

The U.S Air Force KC-10 (Different Livery)

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Airliners.net | Gerhard Plomitzer

Why look at this beauty…

The McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft – the military version of the three-engined DC-10 airliner. These are used by the Air Force to refuel aircraft mid-flight.


General characteristics

Crew: 4 (Aircraft Commander, copilot, flight engineer, boom operator); additional crewmembers such as an aeromedical evacuation team and cargo handlers may be added
Length: 181 ft 7 in (55.35 m)
Wingspan: 165 ft 4.5 in (50.41 m)
Height: 58 ft 1 in (17.70 m)
Wing area: 3,958 ft² (367.71 m²)
Empty weight: 241,027 lb (109,328 kg)
Loaded weight: 593,000 lb (268,980 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 590,000 lb (267,620 kg)
Maximum fuel capacity: 356,000 lb (161,480 kg)

Maximum speed: 538 knots/0.89 mach (619 mph, 996 km/h)
Range: 4,400 mi (7,080 km)
Ferry range: 11,500 mi (18,507 km)
Service ceiling: 42,000 ft (12,800 m)
Rate of climb: 6,870 ft/min (2094 m/min., 34.9 m/s)
(Facts From Wikipedia - U.S Air Force Fact Sheet)


My thoughts:

I love this aircraft and I love how the livery looks like a modified Air Force One in a KC-10. I would fly this livery if it was added!


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Wow, you really need to appreciate these type of posts in the community now a days. Very detailed posts and description along with the killing blow of the history of this aircraft, we need more posts like these in the community.
Nicely done Jack!

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I would change the title to say that it’s a different livery like US Air Force | KC-10 (different livery). I almost thought this was the normal livery KC-10.

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This isn’t an alternate livery, it’s just the old one. Nowadays, all USAF KC-10’s are in the matte grey look. I believe that they operated this from thier delivery in 1981 to 1989, where they were then repainted either to black, which has also since been retired, or to thier current grey.

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It looks a lot like Air Force one

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Indeed it does! Imagine if Air Force One was actually a DC-10/MD-11 at one point!?!?

I know right!!!

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Final Push for this aircraft! :D

Show it some love!

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I’d love to see this!