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Mirage 2000 refueling from a KC-130?

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It's true that a Mirage 2000 can refuel from a KC-130? :blink: I have heard it, but I am not sure if it's true or not. :dntknw: I have heard that there are photos too, but I can't find them.I really need a photo to verify it. :wink: .thank you.

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The only issue is the receiver being able to go slow enough to refuel with the KC-130. Since the Hornets seem to have no issues with it, I'd say it would be ok for the Mirages. There is also a different basket for high-speed receivers, but the tanker should already be equipped for that based on the Air Tasking Order.

 

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Being a delta, you'd expect the 2000 to have a higher stall speed than a Hornet. However, it's also FBW so I'd think as long as the 130 is going as fast as it can there shouldn't be a problem. Not like the old days when the USAF still used KB-50s to refuel jets requiring the 50s to go into power dives to keep above the jets' stall speeds! :biggrin:

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IIRC one old MIrage IIIBR did a Refueling with Kc-130 in tests....

but our F-5 used to refuel in KC-130 frequently i think the F-5 have a higher stall speed than Mirage but.... never know heheh

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Surely the KC130 is flying faster than the stall speed of any aircraft, I can't imagine the mirage has to land at 290 Knots (290ish knots is the cruise speed of a herc)

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Not like the old days when the USAF still used KB-50s to refuel jets requiring the 50s to go into power dives to keep above the jets' stall speeds! :biggrin:

 

We still have to do that for the A-10 and some C-130s. It's called "tobogening".

 

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I'm surprised they never attached a couple of small jets to the KC-130s for those instances, like they used to do on the others in the past.

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