Japan kc767 air tanker pictures

Two KC-767 Tankers extend their aerial refueling booms during a recent test flight. Boeing delivered the first to Itochu Corp., for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force on Feb. 19. Japan has ordered four convertible freighter 767s, which is also in the running to replace the aging KC-135 in the US It is the first aerial refueling aircraft in Japan’s history and is one of four KC-767s to be delivered to Japan, according to the Boeing press release. The aircraft is considered by many to be the favorite to win the U.S. Air Force’s $30 billion, 179-plane tanker contract that will be awarded by the end of this month.