The McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). The KC-10s served with SAC until 1992, when they were reassigned to the newly established Air Mobility Command. Besides Air Mobility the AMC provides humanitarian support in the United States and throughout the world.
Since Sept. 11, 2001, KC-10s have played a prominent role. The KC-10 has flown more than 350 missions guarding U.S. skies as a part of Operation Noble Eagle. During operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, KC-10s flew more than 1,390 missions delivering critical air refueling support to numerous joint and coalition receiver aircraft.
The Tailwinds KC-10A model is crafted from pressure cast composite resin, and is a striking aviation gift with its impressive looks. This authentic, extraordinary replica of the original aircraft has been faithfully reproduced using exact blueprint specifications. Each model is meticulously hand painted giving the aircraft a deep, rich finish. The result is a museum quality sculpture to be admired, and proudly put on display. The model requires minor assembly as the wings need to be inserted into the fuselage. A handsome display base is included. Since 1986 Tailwinds has been your high quality scale model Model Airplanes expert.
Tailwinds is close to Travis AFB where we see get to see these amazing KC-10 Extenders in flight.