KC-10 Extender

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General Characteristics

Primary Function: Aerial tanker and transport

Contractor: The Boeing Company

Power Plant: Three General Electric CF6-50C2 turbofans

Thrust: 52,500 pounds, each engine

Length: 181 feet, 7 inches (54.4 meters)

Height: 58 feet, 1 inch (17.4 meters)

Wingspan: 165 feet, 4.5 inches (50 meters)

Speed: 619 mph (Mach 0.825)

Ceiling: 42,000 feet (12,727 meters)

Maximum Takeoff Weight: 590,000 pounds (265,500 kilograms)

Range: 4,400 miles (3,800 nautical miles) with cargo; 11,500 miles (10,000 nautical miles) without cargo

Maximum Cargo Payload: 170,000 pounds (76,560 kilograms)

Pallet Positions: 27

Maximum Fuel Load: 356,000 pounds (160,200 kilograms)

Crew: Four (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer and boom operator) Certain missions may require additional crew members. In aeromedical evacuation missions, a basic crew of five (two flight nurses and three medical technicians) is added. Medical crew may be altered as required.

Unit Cost: $88.4 million (fiscal 1998 constant dollars)

Date Deployed: March 1981