1980s Mildenhall Tankers

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1980s Mildenhall Tankers

Post by VulcanDriver » 02 Dec 2019, 10:03

Hi Guys

Which tanker units were based at EGUN during the 1980s. I assume they were KC-135As plus KC-135Qs for the SR-71s based at the Hall.

Also any other units based there.

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Re: 1980s Mildenhall Tankers

Post by sp762 » 18 Dec 2019, 23:43

I have a book on this. Will respond in the morning.

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Re: 1980s Mildenhall Tankers

Post by VulcanDriver » 19 Dec 2019, 07:39

Thank you
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Re: 1980s Mildenhall Tankers

Post by sp762 » 19 Dec 2019, 08:15

According to “Superbase 5: Mildenhall” Davies and Vines, 1989

European Tanker Task Force
KC-135A, KC-135E, KC-10A, KC-135R

Looks like there were no permanent members, but birds on TDY rotation.
410BW, 452 Air Refuelling Wing, 19AREFW, 68AREFW, 2BW,

DET4
KC-135Q supplying Jet 7 to SR71, operated by 9SRW, 349 and 350 Air Refuelling Squadron

10th Airborne Command & Comtrol SQN
EC135H. (Also refuellers) callsign AXE
RC-135W

Others

10 annual rotation starting in the spring. 61 Tactical Airlift SQN, C130E
European Eagle scheduled AirLift. Visiting US bases in UK, Italy, Spain, West Germany twice weekly.

456MAW, 436MAW
C-5A (ex Dover AB)
C-5B

437, 438, 63MAW
C-141B

Naval Air Facility
3x Beech US-12. (KA35)

Also seen

Sky warrior, A-10, C-21A, C-12F, E-3B, C-23 (callsign POKEY)

Hope that helps.

Question: Is it possible to port these retro flight plans into the MATRIX?

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Re: 1980s Mildenhall Tankers

Post by sp762 » 19 Dec 2019, 08:24

Oh, I have the same vintage of information for Ramstein, Barksdale and USAFE as an overview, if that’s useful to anyone.

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Re: 1980s Mildenhall Tankers

Post by VulcanDriver » 20 Dec 2019, 23:18

Thanks for the info. I'll correct my FPs.
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