A400M starts tanker trials with RAF VC10

Airbus Military’s A400M development aircraft “Grizzly 1″ has begun in-flight refuelling receiver trials behind a Vickers VC10 tanker flown by the UK Royal Air Force.

The new test campaign started at Toulouse, France on 15 February, when MSN1 “performed a series of dry contacts with the VC10′s under-wing hose-and-drogue pod system”, says Airbus. However, the released image shows the K3-standard tanker – ZA149 – also deployed its centreline refuelling hose during the sortie. Read more…



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(Photo: Airbus)

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