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Boom Shakalaka: Watch F-15E Fighter Hit by KC-46 Tanker Inflight After Refueling

© AFP 2021 / ERIN R. BABISIn this image released by the US Air Force (USAF), an F-15E Strike Eagle departs RAF Lakenheath in the United Kingdom.
In this image released by the US Air Force (USAF), an F-15E Strike Eagle departs RAF Lakenheath in the United Kingdom. - Sputnik International
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The KC-46 Pegasus tanker that was chosen by the US Air Force to replace the KC-135 Stratotanker at the beginning of the past decade, completed its first around the world flight.

A video that has recently appeared on the Internet shows an inflight incident as a test F-15E fighter gets hit by the boom of a KC-46 right in the pilot's cabin immediately after refuelling.

According to The Drive outlet, the video depicts an issue with the KC-46's fuelling system as it requires more force to connect with the receiving aircraft than its predecessor.

Публикация от KC-135 Boom Operators (@kc135_boomer)

Boeing is currently modernising the boom and the Remote Vision System that is used by the tanker's team to navigate the fuelling process while it continues to deliver the aircraft.

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