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New KC-46 Tanker is Taking Shape

The KC-46 program is beginning to take shape.  Underway after many false starts, contract disputes and lawsuits, the first aircraft recently rolled off the production line.  Engines haven’t been added yet, nor has the boom.  The aircraft will enter ground and electronics testing soon with its first flight expected later this year.  The first delivery of the low-rate production models will be delivered to the Air Force next year.  Initial operational capability is not expected until 2017.

Recently, an contributor had the opportunity to visit the Boeing plant.  There he took a short video of the KC-46 Pegasus planes on the 767 production line.  Check out the video below.  If you’d like to see more of Sagar’s amazing work, check out Horizontal Rain photography.


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