McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender (DC-10-30CF) Aircraft Data
Photo ID 49820 by Lieuwe Hofstra. USA Air Force McDonnell Douglas KC 10A Extender DC 10 30CF, 84 0190
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 236 kN

Weapons:

None

Dimensions:

Length: 55.35 m.
Wing Span: 50.41 m.
Wing Area: 367.71 m²
Height: 17.70 m.
Empty Weight: 109,328 kg.
Max. Weight: 267,620 kg.
Max. Payload: 77,111 kg.
Internal Fuel: 155,128 kg.

Performance:

Max. Speed: 996 kph
Cruise Speed: 910 kph
Service Ceiling: 12,800 m.
Normal Range: 7,080 km
Max. Range: 18,507 km

Operators:

United States Air Force

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