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View Diary: U.S. Selling Israel "Advanced Refueling Tanker Planes" Needed for Iran Strike in New Arms Deal (69 comments)

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  •  Making a narrow point (0+ / 0-)

    Tankers are used for many things other than to support deep strikes.

    •  I know (2+ / 0-)
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      PrahaPartizan, Quicklund

      I flew them for 13 years : )

      If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

      by Major Kong on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 04:24:12 AM PDT

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      •  I've read the travelogs :) (0+ / 0-)

        You describe the experience well. Even the boring parts sound interesting. Like a flying Peter O'Brien novel.

        Random YouTube clicking led me to this video. It's about a long-range British bombing raid during the Falklands war. But really it is about a massive air refueling mission. Well over a dozen tankers were flown to get one bomber on target. If you've not seen it you might find it worth the 45 minutes.

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