Accession Number : ADP006258

Title :   Problems in Converting Civil Aircraft to the Military Tanker Role,

Corporate Author : AEROPLANE AND ARMAMENT EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT BOSCOMBE DOWN (UNITED KINGD OM)

Personal Author(s) : Kilford, R. J.

Report Date : DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Military tanker aircraft are being increasingly produced by the conversion of civil airlines. Civil and military aircraft are designed to different philosophies and operated in different ways, the civil operation being predictable, the military less so. This paper draws attention to these different philosophies, discusses the problems arising from typical civil aircraft conversions and suggests how future conversions can benefit from the lessons of the past.

Descriptors :   AIRCRAFT, CIVIL AFFAIRS, CIVIL AVIATION, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, CONVERSION, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, OPERATION, TANKER AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE