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The RAF’s Voyager Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) tanker, operated by 10 Squadron, has completed the first UK refuel of the F-35B Lightning II jets

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 F-35B Lightning II jet refuelling at 19000ft

The RAF’s Voyager Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) tanker, operated by 10 Squadron, has completed the first UK refuel of the F-35B Lightning II jets.

The refuel took place on the 16th October 2018, over the North Sea at 19000ft. The Voyager, based at RAF Brize Norton, home to the RAF’s Air Mobility Fleet is no stranger to refuelling fast jets, being the RAF’s sole AAR capability. The Voyager KC. Mk 2, is equipped with two underwing pods for refuelling fast jets, and the Voyager KC. Mk 3 has an additional centreline hose for use by larger aircraft.

 F-35B Lightning II jet

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