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Aerial Tanker Aircraft represent one of the more important logistical pieces of moder air warfare - capable of doubling operational ranges of combat aircraft.

There are a total of [ 41 ] Aerial Tanker Aircraft entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Base models, that is those airframes modified as aerial tanker forms (such as the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet in the 'buddy tanker' role) are also included in this listing.
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1
Picture of the Airbus A330 MRTT
National Flag Graphic
2011
Airbus A330 MRTT
Aerial Refueling Tanker / General Transport
2
Picture of the Airbus KC-45 (KC-30)
National Flag Graphic
2011
Airbus KC-45 (KC-30)
Aerial Refueling Tanker / Utility Transport
3
Picture of the Airbus Military A400M (Atlas)
National Flag Graphic
2013
Airbus Military A400M (Atlas)
Strategic / Tactical Military Transport Aircraft
4
Picture of the AirTanker Voyager (A330 MRTT)
National Flag Graphic
2012
AirTanker Voyager (A330 MRTT)
In-Flight Refueling Tanker Aircraft
5
Picture of the Antonov An-70
National Flag Graphic
2018
Antonov An-70
Medium-Lift Military Transport Aircraft
6
Picture of the Avro Vulcan
National Flag Graphic
1956
Avro Vulcan
High-Altitude Long-Range Heavy Bomber
7
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) KC-10 Extender
National Flag Graphic
1981
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) KC-10 Extender
Advanced Tanker and Cargo Aircraft
8
Picture of the Boeing 767
National Flag Graphic
1981
Boeing 767
Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner
9
Picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
National Flag Graphic
1943
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
10
Picture of the Boeing B-50 Superfortress
National Flag Graphic
1948
Boeing B-50 Superfortress
Heavy Bomber / Long-Range Reconnaissance Platform
11
Picture of the Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
National Flag Graphic
1944
Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
Transport Aircraft
12
Picture of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
National Flag Graphic
1999
Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
Carrier-based Strike Fighter Aircraft
13
Picture of the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
National Flag Graphic
1957
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Airborne Refueling Tanker / Special Mission Military Aircraft
14
Picture of the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus
National Flag Graphic
2019
Boeing KC-46 Pegasus
In-flight Refueler / Aerial Tanker Aircraft
15
Picture of the Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter
National Flag Graphic
1951
Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter
Strategic Air Tanker / Aerial Refueling Aircraft
16
Picture of the Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
National Flag Graphic
2025
Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
Carrierbased Unmanned Tanker Aircraft
17
Picture of the DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk)
National Flag Graphic
2012
DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk)
Unmanned Aerial Refueling Tanker Demonstrator Vehicle
18
Picture of the Embraer C-390 Millennium (KC-390)
National Flag Graphic
2019
Embraer C-390 Millennium (KC-390)
Medium-Lift Twin-Engine Tactical Military Transport Aircraft
19
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-25 Stingray
National Flag Graphic
2017
General Atomics MQ-25 Stingray
Unmanned Aerial Tanker Aircraft / Drone Proposal
20
Picture of the Grumman A-6 Intruder
National Flag Graphic
1963
Grumman A-6 Intruder
Carrierborne All-Weather Heavy Strike Aircraft
21
Picture of the Handley Page Victor
National Flag Graphic
1957
Handley Page Victor
Heavy Bomber / Aerial Tanker Aircraft
22
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
National Flag Graphic
1975
Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
23
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
In-Flight Refueling Tanker Aircraft
24
Picture of the Lockheed / Vought S-3 Viking
National Flag Graphic
1974
Lockheed / Vought S-3 Viking
Naval Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Aerial Tanker Aircraft
25
Picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1956
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
26
Picture of the Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II
National Flag Graphic
2013
Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II
General Transport / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Aerial Refueling Aircraft
27
Picture of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
National Flag Graphic
1972
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
Wide-Body Passenger Airliner
28
Picture of the Lockheed Martin KC-130 Hercules / Super Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1962
Lockheed Martin KC-130 Hercules / Super Hercules
Aerial Tanker / Transport Aircraft
29
Picture of the Lockheed Martin LMXT (KC-Y Bridge Tanker)
National Flag Graphic
2030
Lockheed Martin LMXT (KC-Y Bridge Tanker)
Aerial Refueling Tanker Aircraft Proposal
30
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
National Flag Graphic
2011
Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
Special Forces In-Flight Refueler / General Transport Aircraft
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31
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
National Flag Graphic
1986
Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
Special Forces Inflight Refueling Aircraft
32
Picture of the Lockheed MQ-25 Stingray
National Flag Graphic
2017
Lockheed MQ-25 Stingray
Carrierborne Unmanned Fuel Delivery System Aircraft Proposal
33
Picture of the LTV A-7 Corsair II
National Flag Graphic
1967
LTV A-7 Corsair II
Carrier-Borne Strike Aircraft
34
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10
National Flag Graphic
1971
McDonnell Douglas DC-10
Wide-Body, Long-Range Airliner / Freighter Aircraft
35
Picture of the Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
National Flag Graphic
1955
Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
Strategic Heavy Bomber
36
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-25 Stingray
National Flag Graphic
2017
Northrop Grumman MQ-25 Stingray
Carrierborne Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) / Aerial Tanker Aircraft
37
Picture of the Supermarine Scimitar
National Flag Graphic
1957
Supermarine Scimitar
Carrierbased Strike-Fighter
38
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
National Flag Graphic
1954
Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
Multirole Twin-Engined, Jet-Powered Fast Bomber
39
Picture of the Vickers Valiant
National Flag Graphic
1955
Vickers Valiant
Strategic Bomber / Fuel Tanker / Photo Reconnaissance Aircraft
40
Picture of the Vickers VC10
National Flag Graphic
1964
Vickers VC10
Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner / Aerial Refueling Tanker
41
Picture of the Xian Y-20 (Kunpeng)
National Flag Graphic
2016
Xian Y-20 (Kunpeng)
Long-Range Strategic Airlifter Transport Aircraft

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