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Dec 23, 2011 12:33 |  #1

Spent the day over at 8 Wing CFB Trenton yesterday and they were doing some training with the tanker version of the CC-150 Polaris, dubbed the CC-150T. The RCAF modified 2 of its 5 Polaris a/c to perform in the air to air refuelling role, and have only recently returned from their Op Mobile duties over in the Med.

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Dec 23, 2011 14:07 |  #2

Nice! I like the angle on the last shot.

That's the MRTT conversion... Luftwaffe has a couple done with the same mod too. :)


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Dec 23, 2011 19:19 |  #3

Wow, haven't seen that paint job before! Thanks for sharing.

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Dec 23, 2011 21:33 |  #4

We've got A330 tankers coming online also
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Dec 23, 2011 22:18 |  #5

altitude604 wrote in post #13590817 (external link)
Nice! I like the angle on the last shot.

That's the MRTT conversion... Luftwaffe has a couple done with the same mod too. :)

Bloodbean wrote in post #13591921 (external link)
Wow, haven't seen that paint job before! Thanks for sharing.

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Desertraptor wrote in post #13592385 (external link)
We've got A330 tankers coming online also
Nice shots

Thanks to everyone for their kind words - hopefully get to see the A330 tankers some day...


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Dec 23, 2011 22:37 |  #6

such a versatile aircraft. Cargo and refueling all at once - troop carrier...Prime minister, whatever. great plane!


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Dec 25, 2011 09:55 as a reply to  @ Leftcoast_Mike's post |  #7

. . . good captures Attila, nice work !!


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Dec 25, 2011 10:21 |  #8

Nice series


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Dec 25, 2011 10:38 |  #9

Nice captures of a rare bird!


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Dec 25, 2011 14:00 |  #10

it'll be interesting to see what they do when the F-35 shows up. I don't believe they use baskets...


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Dec 25, 2011 15:15 |  #11

Rivman wrote in post #13596843 (external link)
. . . good captures Attila, nice work !!

Thank you!

winam wrote in post #13596919 (external link)
Nice series

Thanks!

jdando wrote in post #13596982 (external link)
Nice captures of a rare bird!

Thank you very much! Really was nice to see, it's been about a year since I last saw one. :)

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it'll be interesting to see what they do when the F-35 shows up. I don't believe they use baskets...

Yes, the ones we intend on purchasing are going to be fitted with the probe and drogue style of refuelling system. There is already money allocated for the conversion once they are purchased.


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Dec 25, 2011 16:17 |  #12

WingsofFury wrote in post #13597689 (external link)
Yes, the ones we intend on purchasing are going to be fitted with the probe and drogue style of refuelling system. There is already money allocated for the conversion once they are purchased.


ah thank you, I hadn't read that. What I DID read was that we didn't buy enough of them...nobody accounted for destruction lol.


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Dec 25, 2011 17:35 |  #13

Leftcoast_Mike wrote in post #13597836 (external link)
ah thank you, I hadn't read that. What I DID read was that we didn't buy enough of them...nobody accounted for destruction lol.

This is not the forum to be discussing such things. If you're interested in reading serious conversations about the F-35 and its capabilities and everything else that impacts Canada's decision to buy the platform, which I'm in favour of, then review this forum - especially the portions dealing with the Canadian acquisition. (external link)

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Dec 25, 2011 18:25 as a reply to  @ WingsofFury's post |  #14

whoops

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