posted on Mar, 30 2008 @ 05:23 PM
reply to post by rat256
Woah there ratty! I'm finding your input fascinating I'm not doubting what you are seeing. You are, after all, actually there, unlike me.
All I'm doing is using elimination to try to reason out which planes you were seeing and trying to explain which sort of tankers do and don't carry
fuel the way you have seen. I don't expect you to know every plane in the sky in intimate detail, thats for nerds like me.
You might think the Omega DC-10 was easy to ident from the picture, but you have actually seen it. I was using guesswork based on the info you were
giving me. If you thought you were seeing a Tristar I had no reason to go looking for something else. The DC-10 and Tristar are the same size and very
similar in appearance and so easy to confuse.
Talking about widebodies and narrowbodies might not have helped. A widebody still has a circular fuselage, just like a narrowbody but is bigger so
that while a narrowbody might seat 5 or 6 abreast, a widebody would seat 10 or more, you'd have no reason to suspect the difference from any sort of
distance so please don't feel bad, or that I was picking on you.
The DC-10 in the picture is a widebody, so my guess there was wrong. *as far as I know* these also carry fuel under the passenger floor, unless they
are different internally from the USAF KC-10 verson.
[edit on 30-3-2008 by waynos]