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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Does anyone know where Omega Air had the tanker conversions carried out on the DC-10s?

I know that they had booms fitted but I believe that they had some wing pods fitted too. Were they carried out in the same place?

Thanks,

Saintsman

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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2894 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

I was under the impression that the DC-10-40 that they are showing off doesn't actually have any real tanker capability, as all the dangly parts weren't actually operational. I think they're still doing all of their contract tanking solely witht he 707s.


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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

Spacepope,

I've heard that rumour too, but it does seem strange that they go to the trouble of installing the pods and not finish off with putting the pipes in too.

I've seen this image from their Global Airtanker Service website



Is this just for show?


User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

The aircraft that visited RIAT and Farnborough last year was a tanker mockup. Inside it was a full passenger cabin the wing pods and boom were both removed before flight.

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