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- The average passenger car would operate for more than a year on the amount of fuel transferred through the air-refueling boom in one minute.
- Enough material is contained in the tires of the landing gear (eight main gear wheels and two nose wheels) to produce 100 automobile tires.
- A gas station pump operating steadily for 24 hours wouldn't pump as much fuel as the tanker pours through its air refueling boom in eight minutes.
The total fuel carried on a single flight of the tanker would be enough to last the average driver 46 years.
- Five thousand wires totaling 14 1/2 miles in length are needed in the electrical circuits of the tanker.
- The electrical power generated on a single four-engine tanker is sufficient to supply all the power needs for 35 average homes.
- There are almost 500,000 rivets in the tanker transport. These rivets range in cost from 14 cents to $1.50 installed.
- Under normal landing conditions, the tanker's brakes absorb enough energy to stop, simultaneously, 432 automobiles traveling at 50 mph. Under full braking conditions, the bra
the brakes would stop almost 975 automobiles.