By the reading unit echelon refueling air refueling aircraft will simulate the spacing of only 2 meters
Canada granted the air fleet tanker aircraft. Source: People Photo Network
Xinhua Beijing, September 28 (Reporter Sun Maoqing, Mimi Zhang, Huang Ming) October 1 National Day military parade on the 60th anniversary, refueling machine simulation of the air echelon will be a new formation fuel state, flying in Tiananmen Square in review.
“parade 10 years ago when the refueling machine tens of meters away from the fleet, this year refueling tanker behind local tier two, respectively, followed by two different types of machine oil , air refueling machine only 2 meters away. “refueling machine echelon echelon long Liudian Jun said that for this formation, the pilots have a vivid metaphor – a large tiger with tigers.
“from the ground looked like a machine by the oil side of the trunk attached to the tanker, which is composed of the first such parade in the history of the formation.” Liudian Jun said.
“we see the back of the tanker’s two long ‘braids’, in fact, two tankers of oil pipeline.” Liudian Jun said, “pipeline usually folded under the wings, after refueling by the released from the fuel tank members at this time, gradually close to the machine by the oil and the machine gun on the fuel dock on the pipeline in order to achieve air refueling. “
air refueling is divided into” hard oil “and” soft refueling, “the use of rigid pipeline is the” hard oil “, while the use of the software pipeline is the” soft filling. ” Liu Dianjun said: “Both methods have advantages and disadvantages of fuel, I drive the tanker using a ‘soft oil’, by the relatively large air flow, but can simultaneously refuel multiple aircraft, more efficient.”
Liudian Jun introduction, a fighter in the whole process of refueling a few minutes, but the combat capability of the aircraft can be improved several times, thus also known as the Air Force tanker “force multiplier”, is a measure of the modern long-range air combat capability is an important symbol.
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