|Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Aircraft|
This allows a total fuel load of 308,000lbs to be carried, which can be used by the aircraft itself, or given away to receivers. AR operations can be monitored by a CCTV system, which was added under the rear of the fuselage. Although the aircraft has two hose-drum refuelling units, only one can be used at a time, thus restricting AR to single-point refuelling. On a typical AR flight from the UK to Cyprus, or Goose Bay (Canada), the KC1 can refuel up to four fast-jet aircraft and simultaneously carry up to 31 tonnes of passengers and/or freight. The addition of a large, fuselage freightdoor and a roller-conveyor system allow outsized palletised cargo to be carried. Although the K1 model does not have the freight door, it retains a passengerseat fit of 187 in the rear cabin, with baggage carried in the forward cabin.
|L-1011 Tristar Aircraft|
Lockheed L-1011 Tristar is Long-range passenger carrying, freight carrying and air refuelling aircraft. Capable of flying for up to 14 hours, with a range of 7000nmls. K1s and KC1s have a combined Air Transport (AT) and Air Refuelling (AR) capability. Centreline drogue refuelling equipment can transfer fuel at up to 4200lbs/min. Able to operate in the aeromedical casualty evacuation role with a full stretcher fit.
|Lockheed L-1011 Tristar|