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Refuelling Collection

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Avro Lancaster G-AHJW formerly ED866

Avro Lancaster G-AHJW formerly ED866
Avro Lancaster, G-AHJW, formerly ED866, was used by Flight Refuelling until it crashed near Andover on 22 November 1948. Date: 1948

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Handley Page HP-80 Victor K-2

Handley Page HP-80 Victor K-2
RAF Handley Page Hp-80 Victor K-2 Tanker V-Bomber flying in formation with Two Ee Lightnings During Aerial-Refuelling Date: 1970s

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Refuelling in a Mini

Refuelling in a Mini
The modern female petrol pump operator, refuelling a car in her mini skirt

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Avro Lincoln B2 RA657 used by Flight Refuelling

Avro Lincoln B2 RA657 used by Flight Refuelling
Avro Lincoln B2, RA657, used by Flight Refuelling for probe and drogue trials. Seen here with a Gloster Meteor F4, VZ389

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Sir Alan Cobham

Sir Alan Cobham (1894 - 1973), English aviation pioneer. In the 1930s, when this photograph was taken (with his wife?), he pioneered inflight refuelling. Date: 1930s

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Caravelle Jets

Caravelle Jets
Three Societa Aerea Mediterranea Caravelle Jets being refuelled at London Gatwick Airport

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter 53-0218

Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter 53-0218
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter 53-0218 (MSN 17000), of the 151st Military Airlift Group, 191st Air Refuelling Squadron, Utah Air National Guard. Date: circa 1962

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 62-3569

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 62-3569
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 62-3569 (MSN 18552), of 319th Air Refuelling Wing, based at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. Date: circa 1990

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8036

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8036
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8036 (MSN 18653), of 319th Air Refuelling Wing, based at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. Date: circa 1990

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8021

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8021
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8021 (MSN 18638), of 319th Air Refuelling Wing, based at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. Date: circa 1990

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K. 2 XH561

Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K. 2 XH561
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K.2 XH561 of No.50 Squadron at RAF Wildenrath for an air display. After the Falklands conflict, the Victor K.2 fleet was fast approaching their fatigue limits

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Fire in Pits at RAC Tourist Trophy Race at Goodwood

Fire in Pits at RAC Tourist Trophy Race at Goodwood
A fire in Pits during the RAC Tourist Trophy Race at Goodwood. The No.1 Aston Martin caught fire during refuelling. The driver

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Handley Page HP-80 Victor SR-2

Handley Page HP-80 Victor SR-2
RAF Handley Page Hp-80 Victor SR-2 V-Bomber and Avro Vulcan Parked at Upper Heyford Date: 1969

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Dassault Falcon 20DC G-FRAT

Dassault Falcon 20DC G-FRAT (msn 87), of Flight Refuelling Aviation Services Date: circa 2000

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C. 2A ZE706

Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C. 2A ZE706
Royal Air Force - Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C.2A ZE706 (msn 193Y-1177), of no. 216 Squadron. The C.2 was a convertible freight/ passenger version with no facility to conduct aerial refuelling

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C. 2 ZE705

Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C. 2 ZE705
Royal Air Force - Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C.2 ZE705 (msn 193Y-1188), of no. 216 Squadron. The C.2 was a convertible freight/ passenger version with no facility to conduct aerial refuelling

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Dassault Falcon 20DC G-FRAM

Dassault Falcon 20DC G-FRAM (msn 151), of Flight Refuelling Aviation Services Date: circa 1995

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C. 2 ZE704

Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C. 2 ZE704
Royal Air Force - Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C.2 ZE704 (msn 1186). The C.2 was a convertible freight/ passenger version with no facility to conduct aerial refuelling. Date: circa 2000

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Dassault Falcon 20ECM G-FRBA

Dassault Falcon 20ECM G-FRBA (msn 178), of Flight Refuelling Aviation. Date: circa 2000

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Republic P-47C Thunderbolt

Republic P-47C Thunderbolt
United States Air Force - Republic P-47C Thunderbolt being refuelled at the refuelling point on an advanced Landing Ground in France, late 1944

Background imageRefuelling Collection: WW2 - Refuelling An Aircraft

WW2 - Refuelling An Aircraft
An illustration of some British WW2 Royal Air Force ground crew refuelling and re-ammunitioning an aircraft while the pilot steps out. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageRefuelling Collection: WW2 - British Fighter Station

WW2 - British Fighter Station
An educational illustration which provides an aerial view of a British WW2 Royal Air Force fighter station, highlighting important sections including refuelling areas, runways

Background imageRefuelling Collection: WW2 - Refuelling A Wellesley Bomber

WW2 - Refuelling A Wellesley Bomber
A photograph which shows some British WW2 Royal Air Force personnel refuelling a Vickers Wellesley bomber plane. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Refuelling Mid-Air

Refuelling Mid-Air
A bomber being refuelled mid-air, as part of a Royal Air Force display over Hendon. Date: 1931

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 57-2607

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 57-2607
United States Air Force (USAF) - Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker 57-2607 (MSN 17743), of the 147th Air Refuelling Squadron, Pennsylvania ANG, at RAF Fairford on 22 July 1989. Date: 1989

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Fournier RF-4D G-AWGO

Fournier RF-4D G-AWGO (msn 4085), refuelling at Biggin Hill in March 1972. Date: 1972

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Hawker Hunter Mk. 74A 517

Hawker Hunter Mk. 74A 517
Singapore Air Defence Command - Hawker Hunter Mk.74A 517 (msn 41H/688080, ex XJ689), during delivery, on a refuelling stop at RAF Luqa, Malta. Date: circa 1971

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Douglas A-4C 148552 and 148462

Douglas A-4C 148552 and 148462
United States Navy - Douglas A-4C 148552 (msn 12745, base code AE, call-sign 308) of VA-64, carrying out air-air refuelling, using the buddy-pack system, with 148462 (msn 12655, base code AE)

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk 154293

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk 154293
United States Navy - Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk 154293 (MSN 13681, call-sign 758, base code A'), of VT-7. (This aircraft retained the flight refuelling probe on conversion to TA-4J) Date: circa 2000

Background imageRefuelling Collection: United States Air Force - Boeing NKC-135E Stratotanker 55-3135 (MSN 17251)

United States Air Force - Boeing NKC-135E Stratotanker 55-3135 (MSN 17251), an instrumented tanker during refuelling trials with an F-16, at Edwards Air Force Base on 3 April 2018

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Aeronavale - Breguet Br1150 Atlantique 7 (msn 07) from 24F at the 1993 Royal International Air

Aeronavale - Breguet Br1150 Atlantique 7 (msn 07) from 24F at the 1993 Royal International Air Tattoo - RAF Fairford 21 to 27 July 1993

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Armee de l'Air - Transall C-160R 64-GQ (msn R217), of ET. 64

Armee de l'Air - Transall C-160R 64-GQ (msn R217), of ET. 64, chasing the refuelling drogue from a C-160 tanker
Armee de l'Air - Transall C-160R 64-GQ (msn R217), of ET.64, chasing the refuelling drogue from a C-160 tanker. (Transall - TRANSport ALLianz / Armee de l'Air - French Air Force)

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8017

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8017
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-8017 (msn 18634), of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing, at RAF Mildenhall in November 1998. Date: 1999

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0267

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0267
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0267 (msn 18174), at RAF Mildenhall, in January 1999, having a drogue extension hose fitted to the refuelling boom

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker 58-0129

Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker 58-0129
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker 58-0129 (msn MSN 17874), of the 82nd Aerial Refuelling Wing. Date: circa 2000

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 58-0125

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 58-0125
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 58-0125 (msn 17870), of the 82nd Aerial Refuelling Wing. Date: circa 2000

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter O-20905

Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter O-20905
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter O-20905 (msn 16599, 52-0905), from the 126th Air Refuelling Squadron / 128th Air Refuelling Wing

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Handley Page Victor K. 2 XM717 & Vickers VC10 K. 3 ZA144 E

Handley Page Victor K. 2 XM717 & Vickers VC10 K. 3 ZA144 E
Royal Air Force - Handley Page Victor K.2 XM717, of No.55 Squadron, refuelling Vickers VC10 K.3 ZA144 E, of No.101 Squadron. Date: circa 1985

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Aircraft refuelling truck at an airfield

Aircraft refuelling truck at an airfield, possibly RNAS (Royal Naval Air Service) Eglinton, now Derry (Londonderry) City Airport, Northern Ireland. Date: circa 1948

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Tyre change and refuelling at Montlhery, France

Tyre change and refuelling at Montlhery, France
Tyre change and refuelling of a Hotchkiss car while attempting to beat records at Montlhery, France. 20th century

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Auto-Union racing car, tyre change and refuelling

Auto-Union racing car, tyre change and refuelling
An Auto-Union racing car at the replenishment pits, having a tyre change and refuelling. 20th century

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Handley Page Victor K. 2 XM717 refuelling BAC VC10 K. 3 ZA144

Handley Page Victor K. 2 XM717 refuelling BAC VC10 K. 3 ZA144
Royal Air Force - Handley Page Victor K.2 XM717, of No.5 Squadron, refuelling BAC VC10 K.3 ZA144 E, of No.101 Squadron. Date: circa 1990

Background imageRefuelling Collection: North American F-86L 53-0894

North American F-86L 53-0894 (msn 201-338), mounted on a pylon outside Pennsylvania Air National Guard Base, home of the 171st Air Refuelling Wing, at Pittsburgh International Airport, Pennsylvania

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Tipsy Trainer 1 G-AFRV

Tipsy Trainer 1 G-AFRV (msn 10), refuelling at Newcastle Airport circa 1960. Date: circa 1960

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Handley Page Victor K. 2 XM717 refuelling Vickers VC10

Handley Page Victor K. 2 XM717 refuelling Vickers VC10
Royal Air Force - Handley Page Victor K.2 XM717, of No.55 Squadron, refuelling Vickers VC10 K.3 ZA144 of No.101 Squadron. Date: circa 1987

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Tupolev Tu-104A CCCP-L5445

Tupolev Tu-104A CCCP-L5445 (SSSR-L5445, msn 8350401), of Aeroflot, at Keflavik Naval Air Station in Iceland. This Tu-104A was the second of its kind to visit the USA in September 1959

Background imageRefuelling Collection: United States Air Force - Boeing RB-50F Superfortress 47-159

United States Air Force - Boeing RB-50F Superfortress 47-159 (msn 15843), built as a B-50B-60-BO, 47-159 was modified for reconnaissance with navigational radar, cameras and ElINT equipment

Background imageRefuelling Collection: United States Navy - Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind 13172

United States Navy - Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind 13172 of VR-2 at Naval Air Station Alameda. Number 13172 was converted to a 4-hose refuelling tanker. Date: 1956



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