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RAF VC-10: Function Of Probe Over Radome?  
User currently offlineBOACVC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 613 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

In the following photograph of a UK RAF VC-10, what is the function of the probe immediately below the cockpit windows but over the radome ?

If it is a refueling probe, how long does it take to fuel air-air ? The diameter (and possible flow rate) of the probe looks very tiny compared to the amount of fuel required in the tanks.

Does anyone have some details on how long it might take to complete air-air refueling, or is there another purpose for this probe ?

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User currently offlineNicoEDDF From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 1099 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

Yes, it is a refuelling probe. But I don't know what the fuel flow rate is.  Smile

User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3668 times:



Quoting BOACVC10 (Thread starter):

While we're on the subject, what is that angled duct between the chordwise wing fence and the extended slat? Leading edge anti-ice air supply?

Regards, JetMech



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13210 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

I don't know for sure if this site will provide the answers, but it's very comprehensive and you'll most likely find them here;
http://www.vc10.net/


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