C-130 Conversion to Aerial Refueling Tankers

Unread postPosted: 09 Sep 2018, 11:33
by scoot
Hello !

can anyone tell me how long does it takes to transform a conventional c-130 into a aerial refueling tanker ?

Thanks :D

Re: C-130 Conversion to Aerial Refueling Tankers

Unread postPosted: 29 Nov 2018, 23:12
by bogi252
Scoot, there is a TCTO that sets out the basic guidelines for this conversion, although it was issued for a specific Air Force. Lots of additional manifolds, valves, wiring etc must be added. It is a major mod and the time required for implementation are ruled by parts availability and labor skill and availability.
This conversion would require US Dep. of State approval under ITAR.
We may be able to assist, depending on who the end user is. You may contact me at armando@dd-aviation.com.
Cheers