Arial Refuelling – Cutaway Aerospace Teaching Aid
We are always on the lookout for cutaway models because they really do make fantastic decorative items which also educate us at the same time.
We now have an interesting Cut Away from an Ariel Refuelling Drogue which
made me want to share a few interesting facts.
The introduction of Ariel Refuelling really did revolutionise military air
transport capability in many ways.
It enables military aircraft to remain airborne for longer and has proved an essential part of air combat.
It allows for a shorter take off due to less weight as fuel tanks do not need to be filled to capacity.
It helps to reduce fuel consumption by up to 30-40% due to flying light.
The reduced weight allows for a greater take off pay-load of weapons, cargo or personnel.