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The US has transferred to Ukraine tankers KS-135 Stratotanker

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American tanker aircraft KS-135 Stratotanker, designed to refuel US strategic bombers, yesterday, i.e. 8 June were placed at the airport of the Ukrainian Lviv. According to some sources, four tankers have been deployed in Lviv, other sources report five aircraft.


The US has transferred to Ukraine tankers KS-135 Stratotanker


According to Ukrainian media, these planes came from various places: from the British RAF Mildenhall airbase, the American McConnell AFB and Beale Air Force Base bases (California, USA), as well as from the US National Guard base in Illinois. Also, attendants arrived at the airfield, the total number of 150 people including crew members of tankers.

According to the press service of the US Air Force in Europe and Africa, the main goal of deploying the KS-135 tankers in Ukraine is part of the American strategy to increase the security of US allies in Eastern Europe and the level of interaction between NATO members and alliance partners.

The tankers will fly as part of training missions to increase the range of flights of strategic bombers.

Earlier, the United States transferred four long-range B-1B Lancer strategic bomber to the British base of Fanford, which regularly fly along the Russian border in the Baltic.

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a four-engine jet specialized multi-purpose military transport aircraft that was designed at the beginning of the 1950's. On the KC-135R aircraft, fuel is placed in wing tanks and two compartments located under the floor of the main cabin with a total capacity of 118 240 liters. At the rear of the fuselage there is a small reserve tank for 3800 liters of fuel. Aircraft refueling in the air is performed by the operator using a telescopic rod located in the rear fuselage of the aircraft. With the help of this boom one aircraft can refuel, the transfer speed of fuel 3400 l / min. You can use the intra-fuselage fueling unit with a flexible hose. In flight, the refueling bar is pressed down to the fuselage.
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        1. Cube123
          Cube123 9 June 2018 11: 46
          14
          Quote: Chicha Squad
          Now it’s not even interesting

          On the contrary, it is very interesting - WHY? Prepare for the Championship? What and where are they going to refuel? Moreover, 4-5 tankers at once.
          1. Chicha squad
            Chicha squad 9 June 2018 11: 49
            +1
            It seems everything is written
            According to the press service of the US Air Force in Europe and Africa, the main goal of deploying the KS-135 tankers in Ukraine is part of the American strategy to increase the security of US allies in Eastern Europe and the level of interaction between NATO members and alliance partners.

            Earlier, the United States transferred four long-range B-1B Lancer strategic bomber to the British base of Fanford, which regularly fly along the Russian border in the Baltic.
            1. Cube123
              Cube123 9 June 2018 11: 52
              21
              "Everything seems to be written"

              The nonsense is written. A tanker is needed to expand the radius of flights. For the South, NATO has Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey ... The north was not covered. Therefore, one direction suggests itself - Russia.
              1. Chicha squad
                Chicha squad 9 June 2018 11: 57
                +1
                Ukraine is a central destination. In the north there is Norway, Sweden, Finland.
                1. Cube123
                  Cube123 9 June 2018 12: 01
                  +8
                  Quote: Chicha Squad
                  Ukraine is a central destination. In the north there is Norway, Sweden, Finland.

                  Sweden and Finland are not yet members of NATO. Then, rather, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. Therefore, it is interesting what role tankers in Ukraine play.
                  1. Chicha squad
                    Chicha squad 9 June 2018 12: 08
                    0
                    Sweden and Finland not yet NATO members

                    I don’t think that it will hurt the Americans to place their planes there.
                    Therefore, it is interesting what role tankers in Ukraine play.

                    Apparently it was a rhetorical question
              2. conservative
                conservative 9 June 2018 12: 05
                +5
                I think it's time to return the refueling rods to our Tu-22
                1. alexmach
                  alexmach 9 June 2018 12: 20
                  14
                  Yeah ... still refuelers in addition to the rods and the pilots who worked 40 years ago they refuel ....
                2. Thunderbolt
                  Thunderbolt 9 June 2018 12: 56
                  +4
                  Quote: conservative
                  I think it's time to return the refueling rods to our Tu-22

                  Patriotic nonsense, the Americans have now deployed the opportunity for the actions of their aircraft, and you declare about redesigning our small number of bombers, even less, that the number goes to modernization, and the modernization does not include refueling equipment. Or you you are mistaken or short-sighted officials are sitting at the headquarters of the Air Force.
                  1. Oden280
                    Oden280 9 June 2018 15: 25
                    0
                    This is you talking nonsense. On the Tu-22M3, all fuel valves are in place, and the rods and associated mechanisms are stored in warehouses.
                    1. Thunderbolt
                      Thunderbolt 9 June 2018 15: 35
                      0
                      Quote: Oden280
                      then you are talking nonsense. On the Tu-22M3, all fuel valves are in place, and the rods and associated mechanisms are stored in warehouses

                      No, you ... I know for sure, the pioneer is called this raskoryachka. All that \\\\ is written from the aviation plow, well, neighing, the nexus will go weak, and so ..., no, I asked questions earlier on military topics .WaF gone --- no questions.
              3. alexmach
                alexmach 9 June 2018 12: 12
                +5
                And one more thing - is it necessary to expand the radius of the B-1 flight based in the UK? What kind of Urals are they going to fly. What about fighter aircraft based somewhere in Germany. Could it be for them refueling.

                Maybe of course everything under these summer teachings of them ...
                1. Thunderbolt
                  Thunderbolt 9 June 2018 13: 03
                  +9
                  Quote: alexmach
                  Maybe of course everything under these summer teachings of them ...

                  Such exercises that Romania is bursting with NATO aviation, instead of Dolman’s artifacts, have at least one truthful coverage of the events in Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, and Finland. Meanwhile, there the liaison officers are permanently attached and the storage facilities are full. Yes, yes, even in Finland, oddly enough. I’ve been blowing for six months, but Stepan says below that this is for refueling the Ukrainian Oplot. Let’s check, Stepan, friends.
            2. Letun
              Letun 9 June 2018 17: 55
              0
              Quote: Chicha Squad
              It seems everything is written

              Well now, in 2018, to believe what the Americans write ...
          2. Piramidon
            Piramidon 9 June 2018 12: 19
            0
            Quote: Cube123
            What and where are they going to refuel?

            Ukrainian "Bastions" will season. laughing
          3. vladfill
            vladfill 9 June 2018 15: 50
            +5
            Whether it will still be while the Guarantor-sportsman is having fun with his uniforms ....
            1. sapporo1959
              sapporo1959 9 June 2018 17: 39
              +3
              That's for sure! Of course, not every guarantor will be able to make such a violent doping contest to get such a violent neighbor right by the side. And here football is still on the way ..
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 9 June 2018 11: 59
      +8
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      Including for this, but to support the militant fighter strike groups, it’s also a topic, so you need to look where the 2nd Dragoon U.S. Army will tear, usually before throwing 2-3 citizens through Poland or the Czech Republic. the forward reconnaissance group of the road will start in jeeps. I will not be surprised at all if the APU’s positions in the 2nd echelon of NATO troops. It seems to me that the agreements were over, NATO extracted the maximum benefit from the Minsk format and only the bestial grin was left. Good that they strengthened the strip in parts (to take the same Idritskaya recreated, from the south of Rostov echelons will trample all the efficient reserves, and this is one MSD and miners, a mobile reserve from all over the country. Word, there’s nothing to shut up, but I think that if there’s a strong (really strong, despite se accusatory article) popret, then hit contain backed donbassovtsev we can always, but the operation on the enemy encirclement and deep breakthroughs --- then I want more fundamental than all Meehan, but do not know how politichiskaya card power over operations.
      1. NN52
        NN52 9 June 2018 13: 00
        +3
        Everything is correct ... From the situation - duty in the air.
  2. Chicha squad
    Chicha squad 9 June 2018 11: 41
    +6
    But interestingly, did they bring fuel with them or will they take it on the spot? Only the senior warrant officer Zapordynko knows in what proportion kerosene is mixed with water.
    1. alexmach
      alexmach 9 June 2018 12: 17
      +2
      Yes, absolutely even to their own tanks with tanks even from Germany, at least from Poland they will deliver. In Syria, Russia takes fuel somewhere?
      1. Chicha squad
        Chicha squad 9 June 2018 12: 24
        0
        Where? Not really buying from Iran? It is unlikely that Syrian refineries are capable of producing good kerosene. Fuel carried in the Syrian express.
      2. Vkd dvk
        Vkd dvk 9 June 2018 21: 53
        0
        Quote: alexmach
        Yes, absolutely even to their own tanks with tanks even from Germany, at least from Poland they will deliver. In Syria, Russia takes fuel somewhere?

        Wow, damn it! Newton's binomial, straight. And where does Syria get gas and so on? There, and our base takes.
        1. alexmach
          alexmach 10 June 2018 08: 27
          0
          Well, honestly, I don’t know where the base in Syria takes kerosene. They can carry by express, they can buy on the spot. The only thing I’m 100% sure of is that Americans can do that too.
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 9 June 2018 12: 22
      0
      If they brought with them, then on the very first night Zapirdynko will merge it. lol
  3. K-50
    K-50 9 June 2018 11: 51
    10
    Pin dosniki on Urkain completely mastered. Then it will not be kicked out. sad
    1. igorserg
      igorserg 9 June 2018 12: 55
      +7
      Well, if they had not fought with the population of Ukraine at forums, then there would have been hope for a semblance of Donbass in other regions. And so we raise the “level of international hatred” ourselves, so it will be a miracle if the Ukrainians help us “avoid hot contact”. Or maybe they will help amers.
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 9 June 2018 13: 26
        0
        Yeah, Rafik usavsem is not new.
        1. igorserg
          igorserg 9 June 2018 13: 45
          +9
          Yes, to hell with him, to blame / not to blame. Here, as in a family - you won’t forgive - a divorce and children in vain.
          Who is to blame for shaking us so much in the 90s? Everyone will say Gorbachev ... but no one remembers the Moscow "Maidan" with 500 rallies. Muscovites then turned the whole of Russia over without asking anything ... we don’t take offense at living. Any Maidan or revolution is done by a bunch of people ... but very skillfully. And people ... yes, most of them are far from any politician at all, they do not need it at all by any means. And not smart people all under one comb ... "here the Donbass is Donbass, and the rest of Ukraine is dill" ... almost like in the 000th it was held captive as an enemy of the people.
          1. Second major
            Second major 9 June 2018 21: 39
            0
            Yeah. Miners from the Donbass on the Humpback Bridge with helmets and tents. Remember, remember how ...
            1. Servisinzhener
              Servisinzhener 10 June 2018 13: 11
              0
              From Kuzbass to be precise
      2. Servisinzhener
        Servisinzhener 9 June 2018 13: 35
        +1
        Raising the level of international hatred in the battles at the forum is vanishingly small compared to the effect of the Ukrainian media.
        1. Normal ok
          Normal ok 9 June 2018 15: 32
          +1
          Quote: Servisinzhener
          Raising the level of international hatred in the battles at the forum is vanishingly small compared to the effect of the Ukrainian media.

          Have you read the Ukrainian media? Give an example. Here on the forum every day they urge to hang and shoot Ukrainians. Where do you find this in the Ukrainian media?
          1. Servisinzhener
            Servisinzhener 9 June 2018 19: 41
            +1
            Here is an example: https: //forum.pravda.com.ua/ https://republic.com.ua
          2. NG inform
            NG inform 10 June 2018 18: 00
            -2
            You did not read them, otherwise you would not write nonsense.
      3. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 9 June 2018 20: 54
        +1
        Most of the population of Ukraine are absolutely normal people and do not harbor any hatred for Russia about Donbass and Crimea. Everyone perfectly understands that in all our troubles, we ourselves and the rulers whom we have chosen are primarily to blame. They hate Russians in the West, but nonetheless go to work in Russia.
  4. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 9 June 2018 11: 55
    +3
    On the plane KC-135R fuel located in wing tanks and two compartments located under the floor of the main cockpit with a total capacity of 118 liters. In the rear of the fuselage is a small reserve tank of 240 liters Fuel.

    I think that I will not be mistaken in expressing the opinion of the Ukrainians about these tankers: "Bulo would be more beautiful, if only they would have a bull”
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 9 June 2018 20: 54
      0
      Drain kerosene - sell and there will be a vodka.
  5. cariperpaint
    cariperpaint 9 June 2018 11: 56
    +4
    But this is arrogance. Its military sides in 404 to place is already too much. Again provoke stupid from scratch ...
  6. ShM05
    ShM05 9 June 2018 12: 06
    13
    The result of a "brilliant" foreign policy is indispensable. They let Americans into the yard, it remains to go into the house. And it would be possible to meet them near the gates and drive to hell, for this there were all the forces and means, but it turned out grandmas in Swiss banks are more expensive. The age-old dream of the Anglo-Saxons came true. You will have to meet the enemy on your own territory, and not as before 1000 km from the capital. Selling our power, although the big question is whether it is ours.
    1. alexmach
      alexmach 9 June 2018 12: 19
      +8
      And it would be possible to meet them near the gate and drive to hell, for this there were all the forces and means

      So go ahead, welcome. What an indispensable blame. In Donbas, in my opinion, volunteers are still being accepted.
      1. ShM05
        ShM05 9 June 2018 12: 25
        11
        I’m not a regular Russian army, and I’m not responsible for the strategic direction, because the country’s leadership was shamed for fear of losing our money in European banks, in any case, we will have to disentangle in the trenches sooner or later. And these, with their stolen goods, immediately sniff to where their wives, children, houses, and bills are.
  7. NordUral
    NordUral 9 June 2018 12: 06
    12
    Here you are, grandmother, and the US base on the outskirts. Simple as that.
    1. sapporo1959
      sapporo1959 9 June 2018 17: 48
      +3
      Well, for that we still have a memory of the Olympiad where our leader shone. In principle, the Russians still have Belarus about the Olympiad and can sleep peacefully ..
    2. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 9 June 2018 20: 56
      0
      Well, the base is still far away and everything can change.
  8. Alex V79
    Alex V79 9 June 2018 12: 07
    0
    Now with the help of the latest tankers, the xoxls will be able to intercept our entire fleet
  9. Guru
    Guru 9 June 2018 12: 10
    +6
    This transfer of tankers does not make strategic sense. They could well be placed in one of the Baltic countries, however, they were placed in Lviv. This suggests that the mattresses want to betray confidence to the dill before the provocation in the Donbass.
    1. Cube123
      Cube123 9 June 2018 12: 17
      +3
      Quote: Guru
      This transfer of tankers does not make strategic sense. They could well be placed in one of the Baltic countries, however, they were placed in Lviv. This suggests that the mattresses want to betray confidence to the dill before the provocation in the Donbass.

      Any of the Baltic countries is shot through. It is impossible to protect a military airfield from destruction there. And one must still be able to fly to Lviv. And overcome air defense in Poland.
      1. Ascetic
        Ascetic 9 June 2018 13: 01
        +5
        Quote: Cube123
        And one must still be able to fly to Lviv. And overcome air defense in Poland.

        And from which side will Poland hinder flying to Lviv? This is not the Kaliningrad region ....
        1. Cube123
          Cube123 9 June 2018 14: 34
          +2
          Quote: Ascetic
          Quote: Cube123
          And one must still be able to fly to Lviv. And overcome air defense in Poland.

          And from which side will Poland hinder flying to Lviv? This is not the Kaliningrad region ....

          Polish air defense may well cover Lviv. From Lviv to the Polish border a little more than 50 km.
    2. Servisinzhener
      Servisinzhener 9 June 2018 13: 50
      +2
      But to do this in such a way as to add confidence and not oblige yourself to anything. And most importantly, do not expose under attack. Because most likely this airfield in the event of a conflict will not be immediately under attack, unlike, for example, Kramatorsk. And it is possible for the Ukrainian leadership to hint that if something happens, with the support of these aircraft, we can bomb the Russians even beyond the Urals. And most likely on the day the conflict begins, they will fly into the air .... to fly from Ukraine. wink
  10. LMN
    LMN 9 June 2018 12: 14
    +7
    Perhaps this is preparation for the creation of the United States WB in Ukraine?
    They refused to Poland. Perhaps the goal, the base in Ukraine?
    The World Cup will be held without incidents. This is not profitable for the USA, because Ukraine will lose if aggression begins.
    But the protracted conflicts and hotbeds of tension, this is precisely the "topic" of the United States. And to place a military base there, in spite of Russia and the EU, this is theirs.
  11. gukoyan
    gukoyan 9 June 2018 12: 23
    +6
    Eh, I do not like this fuss of theirs, it’s not good that’s all.
  12. Lexa-149
    Lexa-149 9 June 2018 12: 23
    +2
    "This is not without reason!" (Winnie the Pooh)
  13. igorserg
    igorserg 9 June 2018 12: 51
    +2
    mdaaa, the preparation is widespread. It’s time to negotiate with Venezuela.
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 9 June 2018 20: 57
      +1
      Cuba is much closer
  14. kventinasd
    kventinasd 9 June 2018 13: 06
    0
    In the case of kipish, we’ll tidy them up with the same iskanders, and what we don’t tack, it will burn in the air.
    Oh noble fireworks will work.
    1. Servisinzhener
      Servisinzhener 9 June 2018 13: 53
      0
      For Iskander far away. But "Dagger" you can poke.
      1. igorserg
        igorserg 9 June 2018 13: 56
        0
        A dagger is not enough ... and a little expensive - not an aircraft carrier after all.
      2. kventinasd
        kventinasd 9 June 2018 14: 40
        +2
        For Iskander far away.

        There are different Iskanders.
        From kipedia:
        "Iskander-K" - an option using two cruise missiles R-500, firing range - 500 km, warhead mass - 480 kg. The flight height of the rocket is about 7 meters when reaching the target, and not higher than 6 km, the rocket is automatically adjusted all the time during the flight and automatically goes around the terrain [16].
        Pentagon experts believe that the official range of the missile is fictitiously underestimated in order to conceal a violation of the Treaty on the Elimination of Medium and Short Range Missiles, and the real range of this cruise missile is 2000-2600 kilometers[

        So they’ll get it all, and nobody canceled the calibers.
  15. Signaller
    Signaller 9 June 2018 13: 36
    +1
    Their refueling system does not match ours. Because only for their aircraft. The question is, why ?? Well, they want to scare someone.
  16. DPN
    DPN 9 June 2018 14: 32
    +3
    And where are the grandchildren of KOVPAK? why allow trample Ukrainian land.
  17. Ivan Ivanov
    Ivan Ivanov 9 June 2018 14: 54
    +1
    This is again about the benefits of dividing a country into parts
  18. net0103net
    net0103net 9 June 2018 18: 30
    +1
    Nifiga to itself! Total: V-1B strategic bombers are located in England, where there are nuclear weapons. And tankers ... in Ukraine ?! A sweepstakes have probably already been opened over the hill - bets are being accepted on how many missiles will fall on a target in Russia in the first hours of its end.
    There is something to think about - right?
    1. NordUral
      NordUral 9 June 2018 18: 35
      0
      There is something there! But with this “ours” power, think, don’t think, because they will surrender this country at the hour of "H".
      1. net0103net
        net0103net 9 June 2018 18: 42
        0
        While the seeds of real nuclear contention are on duty, there is a chance. I believe in nuclear weapons and nuclear winter)))
    2. NN52
      NN52 9 June 2018 19: 06
      0
      net0103net

      No.
      B -1B is not a strategic bomber, and for a long time.
      And it cannot carry nuclear weapons (in any form) ..
      1. net0103net
        net0103net 9 June 2018 19: 16
        +3
        You are talking about what is already known. But remember the purpose of these machines, which can no longer be changed, and the current direction in the development of nuclear weapons in the United States ... And non-nuclear developments in this regard are also very interesting. Also summarize the total number of weapon systems that are explicitly or implicitly directed against us and you will see that B-1B is a cherry on a cake of a very impressive size. I also assume that besides B-1B, there is already or will soon be something else. If I’m not mistaken, then they are now training there, international, that is ... combat coordination, that is, the cake is being cooked and will soon leave the oven. It does not matter what it is made of, if we are served it, we will have to eat it. And you have to swallow right away. Cherries are needed for us to choke on the bones and not be able to eat the cake faster than it hits our head. These are metaphors for you specifically.
  19. Ros 56
    Ros 56 9 June 2018 20: 17
    0
    Here you can arrange a firework on occasion, mom do not cry. Half the banderlog will see. And glad as they will be.
  20. Zomanus
    Zomanus 10 June 2018 13: 57
    0
    In, Ukraine is also included in a number of countries serving the brazen.
    Interestingly, Poland will not be very jealous of this?
  21. gippernano
    gippernano 10 June 2018 22: 47
    0
    A beautiful goal. Large-scale. Sea of ​​fire. Beauties. But ours remains, nothing remains, except to put special charge on S-400 racquets, to shoot down such ingots by entire airfields