The Barksdale Crew
Pictures by Steve Dean
|Steve Dean writes:
"Refueling four-ship-flight X-C from Barkdsdale AFB, La. to Sheppard AFB, Tx. I'm guessing around 1972. We were in the 47th Tactical Fighter Sq of the 917th AFRES Wing. The tanker was a Texas Air National Guard bird from Dallas Naval Air Station."
KC-97. Four props, two jets.
|Boom extended. Looks like the boomer wants to keep us far away!|
|Fantastic detail in Steve's photography. This is a blowup of the picture above. Note the boomer's face in the window.|
|The technique was to put some curve in the hose to give yourself some maneuvering room.|
On the right wing.
Steve Dean and the F-37!
Thanks for the pics Steve. Good Work!
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