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Canasoppa
01-04-2005, 01:18 AM
Hello..

I found a nice picture from Airliners.net http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Medium Size picture (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/744830/M)
Large Size picture (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/744830/L)

When they did the first Air to Air Refueling?

Canasoppa
01-04-2005, 01:18 AM
Hello..

I found a nice picture from Airliners.net http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Medium Size picture (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/744830/M)
Large Size picture (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/744830/L)

When they did the first Air to Air Refueling?

Billy_BigBoy
01-04-2005, 02:49 AM
Check this one:
http://lisar.larc.nasa.gov/MOVIES/LARGE/LV-1998-00121.mov

x__CRASH__x
01-04-2005, 03:08 AM
where heck did you get that? I'm assuming they are passing cans of fuel to each other?

Billy_BigBoy
01-04-2005, 03:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:
where heck did you get that? I'm assuming they are passing cans of fuel to each other? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
There's "gallons" of stuff on this site, enjoy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
http://lisar.larc.nasa.gov/BROWSE/refuel.html

Philipscdrw
01-04-2005, 03:23 AM
The last video is showing Meteors refuelling from an American B-29?

I thought that a German had accomplished A2A refuelling before the war?

Chuck_Older
01-04-2005, 10:24 AM
USN could have, too. Fly up to the Macon, hook on, and refuel mid-air

horseback
01-04-2005, 11:38 AM
Hap Arnold was part of one of the very first successful air-to-air refueling experiments, I believe in the mid-late 1920s, as part of an aerial endurance test. It involved the 'fuel carrier' flying in formation above the receiving a/c, and dropping a hose down to it, so that a crewman on the lower a/c could grab it and put its end into the fuel tank, at which time the crew of the 'fuel carrier' would pour fuel into a funnel at their end of the hose.

Refueling in this manner, Arnold's aircraft stayed in the air for over 24 hours, and unheard of length of time in that era of flight.

cheers

horseback