MacDill KC-135 refuels F-22 fighters
America’s newest and most advanced fighter takes to the skies every day, but the F-22 Raptor can’t get very far without some of the oldest planes in the Air Force. This week, that juxtaposition played out 26,000 feet above the Gulf of Mexico.
A flight of six cutting-edge Raptors thirstily gulped down fuel from a 54-year-old KC-135 Stratotanker during an all-Sunshine State training mission.
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