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  1. #1 Aerial Refueling Tankers 
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    Does anyone how many planes an aerial refueling plane can refuel with the amount of fuel it carries in one trip? More specifically, how many F-15/16s can a KC-707 refuel in one trip?

    Thanks in advance.


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    KC 135
    General Characteristics
    Primary Function: Aerial refueling and airlift
    Prime Contractor: The Boeing Company
    Power Plant: CFM International CFM-56 turbofan engines
    Thrust: 21,634 pounds each engine
    Wingspan: 130 feet, 10 inches (39.88 meters)
    Length: 136 feet, 3 inches (41.53 meters)
    Height: 41 feet, 8 inches (12.7 meters)
    Speed: 530 miles per hour at 30,000 feet (9,144 meters)
    Ceiling: 50,000 feet (15,240 meters)
    Range: 1,500 miles (2,419 kilometers) with 150,000 pounds (68,039 kilograms) of transfer fuel; ferry mission, up to 11,015 miles (17,766 kilometers)
    Maximum Takeoff Weight: 322,500 pounds (146,285 kilograms)
    Maximum Transfer Fuel Load: 200,000 pounds (90,719 kilograms)
    Maximum Cargo Capability: 83,000 pounds (37,648 kilograms), 37 passengers

    now go look up how much fuel a fighter requires
    google is your friend


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    Thanks Fizz, but I can't seem to find out anywhere online how many miles an F-15/F-16 can travel per gallon of fuel when just cruising. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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