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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: VoidHawk
The boom operator in the KC-135 lays on a bench under the tail of the aircraft looking out through a window at the receiver aircraft. He controls the boom, and the fuel pumps with controls around the bench.
The KC-10 went to a seat, partially due to fatigue related issues brought on by a godawful uncomfortable bench.
KC-10 boom pod
KC-135 boom pod