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Old 3rd Jul 2015, 10:06
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An interesting article, D-IFF_ident! Written in 2009 and already bemoaning the lateness of the KC-767I programme....

It was another 2 years before the first one finally arrived at Pratica de Mare - the aerodrome which has had to be extended to take the 767 due to its poor take-off performance at high weight (the KC-46A is different). Even after the extension, it seems that Mediterranean summers limit the RTOW of the KC-767I.

And boy, are the Italians envious of the mission system in the A310MRTT! Their Boeing has nothing comparable - they're still in the 'bits of string' trail planning era...
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