|Quoting Stitch (Reply 3):|
It should also be noted that LN965 has yet to begin construction
|Quoting Stitch (Thread starter):|
So it is quite possible the USAF wants to complete their 767-400ER and use her as either a static or active test-bed for these systems, which would then eventually be installed on separate fleets of aircraft performing their respective roles.
|Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 7):|
The 767-400ER would not be considered the baseline E-10A platform under the new proposal, allowing USAF officials to decide on a common widebody platform for tankers and command and control aircraft after 2008.
|Quoting Cancidas (Reply 8):|
is the 762 MRTT and 764 ELINT not common enough? i think so.
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 16):|
Quoting RobK (Reply 15):
Hey, how about the E-10A ?!
I don't know, since there isn't an E-10A program anymore.
|Quoting Cancidas (Reply 1):|
maybe this is boeing's secret to winning the KC-45 contract...
|Quoting Revelation (Reply 19):|
LN923 is more or less a 767-200ER.
LN965 is more or less a 767-400ER.
The current KC767 proposal is a 767-200ER fuse mated with 767-300ER wings and undercarraige and 767-400ER cockpit. No such frame has been built yet.
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 20):|
Maybe I got this wrong, but will the B-767ADV (B-767-200LRF) also have the raked wingtips of the B-767-400ER?
|Quoting Zeke (Reply 21):|
No, does that surprise you ?
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 22):|
I know the wings proposed for the KC-767ADV are from the B-767-300ERF, but changing out the wingtips could be (more) easily engineered during the design process.
|Quoting Zeke (Reply 23):|
If Boeing get the tanker contract, I think they will put them on. In my view the only reason why they are not there is the extension of 14 ft makes it closer and closer to the A330 wingspan of 197 ft, and blows the footprint issue out of the water.
|Quoting Stitch (Reply 27):|
Perhaps the wingtip extensions affect the vortex propagation behind the wings and this could impact either the stability of the two drogue refueling hoses or the stability of the planes tanking off those respective hoses?
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