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JYAI Boeing KC-46A’s

Posted: 04 Sep 2021, 09:25
by John Young
I thought I’d reveal this project now, so that users who are just setting up the recently released USAF KC-10A packages will know what else is coming in the Tanker neck of the woods.

I produced the KC-46A back in 2016, but featuring only the 3 test aircraft at Boeing. Since then, some 47 aircraft are now in service at 4 USAF bases – Altus, McConnell, Pease and Seymour Johnson, with 13 (we think) at Boeing. I know some people have produced paints for some of the aircraft, but we wanted to produce a completely up to date package for the whole fleet of 60 as listed by Scramble and other sources.

I have taken the opportunity to update the models and paint all 60 aircraft, this time using the AMC “Proud Grey” (FS36173) base, which is a bit lighter than the grey I used in 2016. Some of the aircraft are now sporting fin flashes. Steve (swp53) is kindly producing the flight plans.

Like the DC-10A packages that update the C-17 traffic that use the same bases, the KC-46A packages will also update the KC-135R traffic files at the 4 bases mentioned above. Only two now have the aircraft. Ray Parker is kindly updating the textures for those.

I’m just in the process of working through the 4 MAIW sceneries to make them compatible across the sim versions – FS9, FSX, P3Dv4 and P3Dv5. That involves only a small amount of conversion but a large amount of anti-pushback nodes!

This is McConnell in FSX:

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I’ll post further as we work to finish the project.

John, not forgetting, Steve and Ray.

Re: JYAI Boeing KC-46A’s

Posted: 04 Sep 2021, 09:27
by Firebird
Nicely done, guys.

Re: JYAI Boeing KC-46A’s

Posted: 04 Sep 2021, 13:31
by Mark Fox
Great news.

Thanks to all involved.

Re: JYAI Boeing KC-46A’s

Posted: 04 Sep 2021, 18:40
by gapeters
Great news indeed! Thanks for doing these next.

Greg

Re: JYAI Boeing KC-46A’s

Posted: 04 Sep 2021, 21:59
by Jon
Thank you!

Re: JYAI Boeing KC-46A’s

Posted: 09 Sep 2021, 02:22
by MIKE JG
John I was just at Boeing Field last week, there were at least that many there that I could see.

Re: JYAI Boeing KC-46A’s

Posted: 09 Sep 2021, 05:09
by John Young
Yes that's quite believable Mike. The current Google Earth image of KPAE shows 7 which is the number we have programmed, plus 4 at each of the other two Boeing locations, KBFI and 0&MT in Montana.

John