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HUD (Heads Up Display) from TXX, 1993


There will come a time when the tiger in your tank is exhausted and you run out of fuel. Fortunately for the forgetful, you are warned that your fuel is running low, in which case the time is nigh to refuel. You have a choice:

* Find a friendly runway and land (where you will also be rearmed).

* Find a KC Tanker - a refueling aircraft.

Both methods are not easy and require practice, but it should be noted that mucho bonus points are given for refueling in the air.

A KC Tanker is always full of fuel and on standby above the clouds, so fly high. The tanker usually operates at a service level of 30,000 ft and at a speed of around 300 knots. When you are close enough to the KC Tanker and match its speed, it will release a fuel line - otherwise known as a 'boom'.

Press the ' key to open your aircraft's refuel access.


A fuel feeding tube is located at the front right-hand side of the aircraft (you can see it if you use a Virtual or External View). The trick is to fly so that the tube pokes into the end of the boom released from the left-hand feeding station of the KC-10 Twin Boom Tanker. When you manage this, the boom will lock into place and refueling will automatically occur. The normal fuel feed rate is approximately 300 gallons per minute. The fuel gauge shows the quantity of available fuel.


The pilot of an F-22 or F-117A has a far easier time refueling. The refuel access is located at the rear of the aircraft, directly behind the cockpit. The KC-135E Single Boom Tanker will push a feeding probe into the back of your aircraft. All you have to do is sit tight and keep your speed, heading and altitude constant. "

From the manual