McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender

ICAO aircraft code DC10
Manufacturer McDonnell Douglas
Country United States
New price USD 88.4 million (1998)

The McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender is an American aerial refueling tanker aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF).

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General

ICAO aircraft code
DC10
Manufacturer
McDonnell Douglas
Manufactured
1979 - 1987
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 88.4 million (1998)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
Rockwell Collins
Engine:
3x F103/General Electric CF6-50C2
Turbofan
Power:
52,500 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
468 Kts
867 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
149 Kts
Travel range:
4,400 Nm
8,149 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
42,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
6870 feet / minute
34.90meter / second
Take Off Distance:
3000 meter - 9,842.40 feet
Landing Distance:
1800 meter - 5,905.44 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
268,980 Kg
592,993 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
188,940 Kg
416,537 lbs
Max Payload:
76,843 Kg
169,408 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
42,720 gallon
161,712 liter
Baggage Volume:
477 m3 / 16,845 ft3

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About the McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender

The McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender is an American aerial refueling tanker aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). A military version of the three-engined DC-10 airliner, the KC-10 was developed from the Advanced Tanker Cargo Aircraft Program. It incorporates military-specific equipment for its primary roles of transport and aerial refueling. It was developed to supplement the KC-135 Stratotanker following experiences in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The KC-10 was the second McDonnell Douglas transport aircraft to be selected by the Air Force following the C-9. A total of 60 KC-10s were produced for the USAF. The Royal Netherlands Air Force operated two similar tankers designated KDC-10 that were converted from DC-10s.

The KC-10 plays a key role in the mobilization of US military assets, taking part in overseas operations far from home. These aircraft performed airlift and aerial refueling during the 1986 bombing of Libya (Operation Eldorado Canyon), the 1990–91 Gulf War with Iraq (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm), the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia (Operation Allied Force), War in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom), and Iraq War (Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn).

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