Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Airbus A330 tanker in IAF livery

A model of the Airbus A330 multirole tanker transport (MRTT) on display. The second and third images are artist's impressions of an A330 MRTT in IAF livery released by Airbus last month, the first one refuelling a pair of Su-30s.

First Photo by Shiv Aroor / LiveFist / Artists Impressions by Airbus, sourced here from FlightGlobal


Defense-Technology News said...

Have IAF ordered any A330 MRTT?
I look forward hearing from you. Your blog is great!

Anonymous said...

A Question. Why would anyone have so many passenger windows on a tanker?

Anonymous said...

These are mirror images and hence the livery appears backwards. Flip the pictures horizontally and see. The mistakes were made in the original article in Flight International (dated Feb 2nd).

Should you not have acknowledged that the two images were copied? Just a suggestion!

Anonymous said...

Its called MRTT - Multi Role Tanker Transport. Second keyword is transport and hence the WINDOWS.

Anonymous said...

what is price difference between

as il78 also carry 130 tons of fuel

v should go for both types of aircraft just to increase number of tankers

Anonymous said...

if il78 provides 130tons of fuel with older d30 engines then with new ps90a engines it should provide 150 tons of fuel

kuldeep singh chauhan said...

a comparative analysis with the MRTT of this class shows that airbus design n specifications are best in the class... though it suites indian requirements or not i dunno itz 4 experts lyk u 2 analyze.

Vivek said...

A minor correction ... the Il-78MKI can transfer 'only' up to 105 tons of fuel not 130. The maximum amount of fuel it can carry is limited not only by the type of engines, but by the MTOW which is currently rated at 210 tons.

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