McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender (DC-10-30CF) Aircraft Data
Photo ID 14498 by Alex van Noye. USA Air Force McDonnell Douglas KC 10A Extender DC 10 30CF, 87 0121
The United States Air Force/McDonnell Douglas KC-10A advanced tanker/cargo aircraft is a version of the intercontinental-range DC-10 Series 30CF (convertible freighter), modified to provide increased mobility for U.S. forces in contingency operations by: refueling fighters and simultaneously carrying the fighters' support equipment and support people on overseas deployments. Refueling strategic airlifters (such as the USAF C-5 and C-17) during overseas deployments and resupply missions; and augmenting the U.S. airlift capability.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: July 12, 1980
  • Initial Service Date: March 1981
  • No. Built: 60
  • No. In Service: 59
  • No. of Hardpoints: 0
  • Crew: 4

Power:

3 × F103/General Electric CF6-50C2 turbofans at 52,500 lbf

Weapons:

None

Dimensions:

Length: 181 ft 7 in.
Wing Span: 165 ft 4.5 in.
Wing Area: 3,958 sq.ft
Height: 58 ft 1 in.
Empty Weight: 241,027 lbs
Max. Weight: 590,000 lbs
Max. Payload: 170,000 lbs
Internal Fuel: 342,000 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed: 619 mph
Cruise Speed: 565 mph
Service Ceiling: 42,000 ft.
Normal Range: 4,400 nm
Max. Range: 11,000 nm

Operators:

United States Air Force

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