Air International 2015-09
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H.-P. Grolleau - Stratotankers over Africa /Military/
A recce-configured Rafale receives fuel from a C-135FR Stratotanker over the Central African Republic.
A recce-configured Rafale receives fuel from a C-135FR Stratotanker over the Central African Republic.
The ageing C-135FR still provides sterling service to the Armee de I’Air. No mission could be undertaken in Africa without tanker support.
Routine maintenance and refueling is completed at the end of a mission over the Central African Republic.
The C-135FR’s instrument panel betrays the age of the aircraft.
The navigator’s instrument panel has recently been modernised with a modern flight management system for ease of operation.
The Safer air-droppable container contains survival equipment. It is located in a cradle at the rear of the C-135FR’s main cabin.
A recce-configured Rafale receives fuel from a C-135FR Stratotanker over the Central African Republic.
A recce-configured Rafale receives fuel from a C-135FR Stratotanker over the Central African Republic.