Close call: E-3 AWACS almost collides with KC-135 tanker mid-air

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  1. cobra commando

    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    [video=youtube_share;A4O8kaKMv_U]http://youtu.be/A4O8kaKMv_U[/video]

    A NATO E-3 Sentry almost hit the tail of the tanker and its flying boom during air-to-air refueling operations. Not only the close proximity of the two large planes was dangerous, but also the evasive maneuver the pilot performs to avoid collision: the AWACS (airborne early warning and control plane) pulls several negative G-forces to gain quick separation from the refueler.
     
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    indian_sukhoi Regular Member

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    That was close

    Flying boom refuelling method looks more risky
     

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