Photo © Thomas Urbild
I know ice-related questions are brought up here often but I have never seen such massive icing under a wing of a plane...
Isn't there normally a heating system that prevents ice from building up? Or is this how it used to be on older planes? ? After all this KC-135 is about 44 years old... Would there also be a layer of ice on top of the wing surface
What about the aerodynamics, are they not influenced a lot but a thick layer of ice on the wings?
Thanks for any explanation you might have.