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The McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender (ICAO: DC10 / WAKE: HEAVY) is an air-to-air refuelling tanker variant of the DC-10 three-engine wide-body jet airliner. Created in Second Life by Adventure Air, the aircraft was based on the real-life KC-10 Extender, manufactured by McDonnell Douglas.

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The real-life Douglas KC-10A Extender is the military version of the three-engined DC-10 airliner operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). The KC-10 incorporates military-specific equipment for its primary roles of transport and aerial refuelling. These aircraft performed airlift and aerial refueling during the 1986 bombing of Libya (Operation Eldorado Canyon), the 1990–91 Gulf War with Iraq (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm), the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia (Operation Allied Force), War in Afghanistan (Operations Enduring Freedom), and Iraq War (Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn). The KC-10 is expected to serve until 2043.

The Adventure Air KC-10A Extender features a proprietary in-air refuelling system, three pre-loaded liveries, ground proximity warning system (GPWS), animated doors/surfaces/undercarriage, and realistic lighting (navigation lights, strobes, and beacon). It is sold separately or as part of the DC-10 bundle with Adventure Air's replica of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30F.

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