Accession Number : ADA139745

Title :   Mobilization and Defense Management Technical Reports Series. Air Refueling: The KC-10 Connection.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. 1982-1983,


Personal Author(s) : Kuehner,G A

PDF Url : ADA139745

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : This paper attempts to quantify the contribution of the KC-10 to Air Force warfighting capabilities. Methods used in the study included a computerized KC-10 flight planning model and the Air Force mission area analysis multi-attribute utility computer model. The study was limited to general purpose force support because of the inability of the KC-10 to withstand the effects of a nuclear explosion. The author concludes: (1) The multi-attribute utility models are good methods for quantifying contributions of a single element in a multi-element force. (2) A force of 68 KC-10s can provide a capability to deploy and sustain a typical tactical fighter wing including C-5 and C-141 supply logistic support. (3) Computer support is essential to handle a large model. He recommends that the capabilities and deficiencies of the KC-10 be continuously updated and redefined to optimize the contribution of the KC-10 to Air Force combat readiness.

Descriptors :   *Refueling in flight, *Logistics planning, Combat readiness, Tanker aircraft, Computerized simulation, Combat effectiveness, Jet transport aircraft, Air Force planning, Mission profiles, Tactical analysis, Optimization, Deployment, Mobilization

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE