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The McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender is the military version of the three-engined DC-10 airliner. It is used by the United States Air Force (USAF) but also the Dutch Air Force, calling it KDC-10 as they were converted DC-10 aircraft. 


KDC-10  KLu (Royal Netherlands Air Force / Koninklijke Luchtmacht) rozet

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      ( photo courtesy RNeth AF/ Defensie )

This tanker aircraft KDC-10 is operated by the Dutch Air Force. It was bought in 1992 as a DC-10 and converted. It has an almost 27 feet long remote Air boom, with operational control (RARO) from the cockpit, using 5 video camera's. The aircraft can also be operated as freighter with a maximum take-off weight of 250.000 kg. This is aircraft T-264, called Prins Bernard. It flies with 334 squadron from Eindhoven Airport, The Netherlands.

It was photographed at Florennes AFB, Belgium during an Open Day, June 2012

(c)  Meindert de Vreeze / Copyright IPMS Nederland

Over 300 photographs.

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In 1/72 scale there is a large vacuform DC-10 model from "Transport Wings" with metal conversion set for a KC-10. Anigrand (#AA-2094) has a large resin KC-10 model in 1/72 scale.

Always some additional modification to the refuelling system parts is needed for the Dutch KDC-10. Enthusiasts, modellers and historians can see more info on our Dutch pages here....NedMil KDC-10

 

 

This walkaround web page was first created June 2012