reply to post by eastbosbud
Hey there....took a look at that video you linked (worked for me) and, sure enough based on the comments forom getreadyalready
that SAME video from YouTuber "tankerenemy".
Sorry, but this has been discussed years ago....the original
video was posted by a USAF KC-10 tanker flight engineer. As a JOKE!! He
was making fun of the "chem"-trailers and their beliefs!! The guy (Tim) even made an ATS account, and posted here too....to explain that it was he,
and his buddies.
(I will try to find the OLD thread on it)....
Now...the dude in Italy, "tankerenemy", is either completely insane, or is one of the HOAX-pushers. Intentionally spamming crap on YouTube, and
knowing that a good number of people will continue to fall for it! Not sure if he delusional enough and stupid enough) to really believe...or is a
A very important point to make, in that video....is the labelling of what "tankerenemy" called "nozzles"!! LOL....no, those are the hinges for
the trailing edge flaps on the DC-10/KC-10 and the other derivative, the MD-11...all those versions are based on the same basic airframe design).
BTW...I have several thousand hours flying the DC-10....I know the airplane very well. Only thing that can "spray" as in a "nozzle") is from the
two, one on each wing trailing edge, fuel jettison (dump) nozzles. Oh, and also.....you won't see them on the military tanker versions, as they are
on the civilians....because, they aren't needed!! Tankers, when needing to emergency dump fuel (to lighten their weight for landing in emergencies)
just pump it out the refueling boom!!
Here's a view underneath a KC-10:
You can clearly see the flap hinge fairings...those cover the mechanisms. NOT "nozzles"!
Use this link to see more (over 700 more photos, of just KC-10s):
Found the ATS thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...
There are many photos in this article...it's for airliner hobbyists and enthusiasts. (Believe, there are a LOT of eyes out there...people like that
who will notice EVERYTHING...and will squawk if they see something "odd"!!):
In there, as they look at civilian DC-10s, you will see photos of the wing trailing edge....the dump nozzles (one per wing) are located just outboard
of the outboard-most flap, in in between that and the outboard aileron.