The KC-10A was derived from the civilian DC-10 airliner and entered service in 1981. Although it retains 88 percent of the DC-10, it has additional systems and equipment necessary for its Air Force mission. These include military avionics, seated aerial refueling operator station, and aerial refueling receptacle and satellite communications. It also has three more large fuel tanks. Using either an advanced aerial refueling boom, or a hose and drogue centerline refueling system, the KC-10A can refuel a wide variety of US and allied military aircraft within the same mission. The aircraft is equipped with lighting for night operations.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!
WINGSPAN: 13.23 INCHES
LENGTH: 14.52 INCHES