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Aircraft refueller

Dennis Eagle refueller

The Dennis Eagle 6x4 refueling truck was developed specially for the Royal Air Force

 
 
Entered service ?
Configuration 6x4
Cab seating 1 + 6 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 12.13 t
Fuel tank 15 500 l
Length 10.4 m
Width 2.55 m
Height 2.65 m
Mobility
Engine Cummins C245 diesel
Engine power 245 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient ?
Side slope ?
Vertical step ?
Trench ?
Fording ?

 

   The Dennis Eagle aircraft refueller was developed specially for the Royal Air Force (RAF). It is a militarized version of the civilian Dennis Eagle Elite chassis cab. The Royal Air Force ordered a total of 55 of these vehicles.

   This aircraft fuel tanker was designed to undertake a multi-role refueling capability. It is fitted with aluminum 15 500 l capacity fuel tank. The pumping unit is located behind the cab. The main fuel pump has a 2 250 liters per minute capacity. It can also defuel at a rate of 450 liters per minute.

   This fuel truck has a two-door forward control cab. It accommodates driver and six passengers. Alternatively it can accommodate driver plus and passengers and have sleeper berths.

   The RAF refueling truck is powered by a Cummins C245 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 245 hp. It is mated to an Allison 6-speed automatic transmission. Vehicle has a 6x4 configuration. About one third of the RAF Dennis Eagle vehicles were ordered with a cold weather kit. These are fitted with additional heating systems for the cab, battery and fuel.

   This aircraft refueller is air portable. It can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

 

 
Dennis Eagle refueller

Dennis Eagle refueller

Dennis Eagle refueller

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