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A large multi-role tanker operated by the German Air Force will strike an imposing figure in the static display at this summer's Air Tattoo.

Based at Cologne-Bonn, Wahn Airport as part of the German Air Force's Air FBS BMVg (Air Transport Squadron), the A310 MRTT (Multi-Role Tanker Transport) is a military derivative of the Airbus A310 passenger aircraft.

The MRTT is capable of air-to-air refuelling of all military aircraft utilising hose and drogue refuelling systems, such as the Tornado, the Eurofighter Typhoon and F-18 Hornet.

The aircraft can also be readily converted to an all-cargo transporter, a medical evacuation (medevac) aircraft and an all-passenger transporter as well as performing a combined VIP, passenger and cargo transport role.

Although the aircraft is no longer in production it is still in operation with the German and Canadian air forces.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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