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KC-10 Extender
 
Latest update: July 2017

Company: McDonnel Douglas
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft totals
 
Country Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Netherlands           0   1   3     2
USA 120       120 0 2           118
Total 120       120 0 2 1   3     120
 
Comment(s):

Netherlands:

Converted former MartinAir DC-10s to the KDC-10 variant. Two aircraft received a refuelling boom the third aircraft was used for passenger and cargo transport. As a result of defence budget cuts it was withdrawn from service and scrapped in the UK.

United States:

All aircraft are operated by the 60th AMW based at Travis AFB, California and the 305th AMW based at Joint-Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

Based on the KC-46A basing decision both 60th AMW and 305th AMW will received the Pegasus from FY 20 starting October 2019.

In the past other wings operated the KC-10A which included the 4th Wing based at Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina wearing tailcode SJ. The aircraft W/O was operated by the 2nd BW based at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.
 
KC-10 reports - per aircraft type
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Netherlands KDC-10           0   1   3     2
USA KC-10A 120       120 0 2           118
Total   120       120 0 2 1   3     120
 
Comment(s):


 
Currentoperators
 
Squadron Wing Aircraft Tailcode AFB Sate / Country Command
2th ARS 305th AWM KC-10A   JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey AMC
6th ARS 60th AMW KC-10A   Travis AFB California AMC
9th ARS 60th AMW KC-10A   Travis AFB California AMC
32nd ARS 305th AWM KC-10A   JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey AMC
70th ARS 349th AMW KC-10A   Travis AFB California AFRC
76th ARS 514th AMW KC-10A   JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey AFRC
78th ARS 514th AMW KC-10A   JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey AFRC
79th ARS 349th AMW KC-10A   Travis AFB California AFRC
334 Squadron   KDC-10   Eindhoven Netherlands  
 
Photo gallery
 
 
RNLAF KDC-10 departing and arriving at its homebase Eindhoven  
     
 
  KC-10A operated by the 305th AMW about to depart RAF Fairford (RIAT 2004). KC-10 tasked with AAR during exercise Cope Thunder in Alaska 2004.
 
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