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The DC-10 is a 3-engine commercial wide-body airplane developed by the American company Douglas (now part of Boeing).
- KC-10A Extender
The KC-10A Extender is een military platform of the DC-10 30F serie. Sixty airplanes were build for the US Air Force. One DC-10 rashed, 59 were still operational in 2013.
The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has 2 KDC-10 tanker-/ transport airplanes (tailnumbers: T-235 and T-264) which were bought from the Dutch civil airliner Martinair. The KDC-10's are stationed with 334 squadron on Eindhoven Air Force Base.
The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has 1 DC-10 transport airplane which was bought from the civil airliner United Airlines. The DC-10's is stationed with 334 squadron on Eindhoven Air Force Base.
n 2005, the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) bought a third DC-10. With the 3rd DC-10, the 2 other KDC-10 aircraft can be used more for the tanker role.
In May 2006 the DC-10 has been delivered to the Dutch Air Force after a modification in Italy. The DC-10 will not be equipped with the boom system to refuel other aircraft.
On April 8, 2011, the Dutch Minister of Defence announced that the third DC-10 will not be taken into operational service but will be sold. Later, the decision was made to keep the DC-10 in service till the end of 2013.
In 2013, the DC-10 was used to transport materials to the Malian capital Bamako to support the French initiated operation Serval.
|Last updated: 17 Februari 2013|