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Old 3rd Jul 2015, 08:03
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Join Date: Nov 2000
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A fair account of the ItAF KC-767 experience is available here:

And I think the 1954 USAF Tanker acquisition program, where the Lockheed L-193 was the winning proposal, the Douglas DC-8 a close second and the Boeing product a poor third, is fairly well understood on this forum.

Agreed that the USAF have significant experience in AAR; they learned from a Russian Naval Officer and an English aviation pioneer and they use techniques written by the RAF.

I hope you're not involved in the industry, otherwise maybe you should care what customers opinions are.
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