Max Q
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Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Thu May 24, 2018 8:49 am

Revelation wrote:
Max Q wrote:
The KC135 has a hatch on the lower left forward fuselage that allows the crew to board independently of any external stairs

Is there any provision for this in the KC46, perhaps through the E&E compartment?

In http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/01/news/co ... index.html good old Jon Ostrower wrote:

The crew ascends through a hatch underneath the jet's nose and is flying in 10 minutes. No stairs needed.

So the answer is yes, but I couldn't find a more detailed reference.

He can be reached via Twitter @jonostrower if you want to ask him for more info.




This article also states ‘a single button on the exterior of the aircraft can be used to
power up systems’


Allowing for journalistic license I’d guess
this is to start the APU ?
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Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Thu May 24, 2018 1:43 pm

My mistake, the cut-way was for the KC767A @

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/472878029602068091

The KC-46 would have a similar nose configuration. I suspect the KC-46 cut-way would not be available, until they are fully operational.


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Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Thu May 24, 2018 11:35 pm

Max Q wrote:


This article also states ‘a single button on the exterior of the aircraft can be used to
power up systems’


Allowing for journalistic license I’d guess
this is to start the APU ?


That would be correct.
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