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Pneumatic tail cone with fighter engaged and refueling. (AAA Report M-139, October 1949) All American Airways proposed three schemes for refuelling fighters, involving the insertion of the fighter nose into the tail of a tanker, into an open-ended nacelle towed by the tanker, or into a fairing lowered by an extended arm from the tanker. In the latter case, the fighter could be hoisted up to the belly of the tanker.


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