The IL-78 Midas looks like the best tanker I have, big tanker, good speed and good range, I now have one, it is repairing, it will be the return plane, and hopefully should I get another, the going plane, although this may have to be my Stratotanker.
The VC-10 also look good, simliar fuel size, but 22kkm range, which means it is very efficient.
The F-5E super strength will burn aprrox 500 fuel per 2kkm. This means that it will take 1000 fuel to do the round trip, without the bombing included. This will make the IL-78 very useful as it can possibly support 7 of them. I am planning on setting up stacks of planes, because they might all have the bright idea of having fuel off just 1 plane, despite their being enough to go around, and consequentially losing tankers. I may try this later on to see if they drain it (over territory, close to fueling base).
Hmm, Supplies seem to have gone out of the Stratotanker, where could these have gone too???? The fuel on the tanker has gone up to near full, after flying there, circling and giving a load of fuel to the fighters. This must be a way of supplying them. This is good news and means that Cargo is relevant, contary to my previous belief. TO get them to do it I sent my planes back to them, so this may be the trick to getting them to use their cargo.
Weird, very Weird. The tanker goes down to a certain level of fuel, and then it will top up its fuel from the cargo. This makes it an even longer ranged plane. The KC-135E looks even better then the IL-78 because of this fact. Also I noticed that when my planes had run out of ammo, they flew to the tanker, and kept circling with it (liek escorting). I returned the tanker to base, and they followed the tanker back to base, despite me giving them no orders what so ever besides to bomb the target. Once we got back to base, they resupplied amoo and tried to attack Cyprus again, and somehow ended up in Israel, which should be just out of their range.
Will try other things tommorow but for now I will just keep trying this over again, and will report again if anything else happens.
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