The U.S. Air Force recently released some rarely seen b-roll footage of some of our favorite warplanes conducting mid-air refueling ops at night, and the views are pretty cool to say the least, so we compiled some of them together for you.
Below, watch a KC-10 Extender provide aerial refueling to a B-52 Stratofortress and a couple A-10 Thunderbolt IIs in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) on August 5.
OIR aims to “degrade ISIS’ ability to inspire, resource and direct terror attacks around the world,” according to the USAF, and U.S. forces – along with coalition partners – have turned many ISIS leaders into ash recently, specific details of which you can read about HERE.
The 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, part of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, is responsible for delivering fuel for U.S. and coalition forces, enabling a persistent 24/7 presence in the area of responsibility, and provided the footage in the video above.
Stick around for the F-22 Raptors following the A-10s, which was shot over an undisclosed location in Southeast Asia in support of OIR on July 13, 2016.