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HvKK to Replace KC-135R Statotankers with A330 MRTTs

Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:24 pm

defenceturkey.com via Google Translate:

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... recek-4600

The Turkish Airforce will replace their seven KC-135R with seven A330MRTT.

There will be used frames preowned by Turkish Airlines, that will be converted to MRTT. Two will be converted by Airbus in Getafe and the remaining 5 by Turkey with Airbus technical support.
 
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Re: HvKK to Replace KC-135R Statotankers with A330 MRTTs

Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:37 pm

Seems like an efficient use of frames that should provide improved capabilities/reliability.
 
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Re: HvKK to Replace KC-135R Statotankers with A330 MRTTs

Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:04 pm

Will Turkey be returning the KC-135s to the US, like the RSAF did?
 
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Re: HvKK to Replace KC-135R Statotankers with A330 MRTTs

Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:38 pm

kc135topboom wrote:
Will Turkey be returning the KC-135s to the US, like the RSAF did?


It probably depends on whatever terms they got them under, whether they were actually theirs or not.

If they can sell them, maybe a company will buy them, like the four Singapore had.

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