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French AF A340-300's..... For What?  
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

I was just reading the French Air Force are getting two A340-300's, do any of you know what for .... VIP, Tankers ??

013 A340-311 ex Virgin G-VBUS (10/03)
058 A340-311 ex Virgin G-VFLY (10/03)

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User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

Probably for a similar reason the US has DC10's/MD11's. I would bet they use them for tankers or transports.

User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

They will be operated by the Escadron de Transport 03.060 "Estérel" and certainly based at Paris - Charles de Gaulle, with République française titles.
But they won't have a VIP interior.

All that according to a French AF member.

Steph

[Edited 2003-04-01 17:55:48]

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

If you want to convert a A340 to a tanker, the -200 is probably a wiser choice.

Staffan


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