1/200 Scale Airbus KC-30A (A330 MRTT) Diecast Model
s/n A39-001, No 33 Sqn, No 86 Wing, RAAF
Stationed at RAAF Base Amberly, Queensland.
- Wingspan 30.0 cm 11.80 in Approx.
- Length 31.8 cm 12.51 in Approx.
Model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components.
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted.
- Display stand included.
Inflight200 IF3320716M – 1/200 Scale KC-30A (A330 MRTT) Diecast Model.
Inflight200 IF3320716M is a 1/200 Scale diecast model of the Airbus KC-30A (A330 MRTT) s/n A39-001. Allocated manufactures serial number 747, it first flew on March 30, 2006. Delivered to the RAAF on November 29, 2011. This aircraft uses GE Aviation CF6-80E1A2 engines.
No 33 Squadron RAAF.
No. 33 Squadron is a strategic transport and air-to-air refuelling unit of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Assigned to No 86 Wing, it operates the KC-30A from RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland.
Formed in February 1942 at Townsville, Queensland operating ex Qantas Short Empire flying boats and a variety of smaller aircraft. Moved to New Guinea in January 1943. By 1944 it had re-equipped with Douglas C-47 Dakota. Disbanded on May 13, 1946.
Re-established in February 1981 as a flight, equipped with two Boeing 707s stationed at RAAF Base Richmond, New South Wales. Became a full squadron in July 1983. By 1988 operated six 707s, four of which were later converted for aerial refueling. The 707s were withdrawn in June 2008 and in July the squadron moved to RAAF Base Amberley without aircraft. Began re-equipping with KC-30As in June 2011, achieving operational status in February 2013. One aircraft deployed to the Middle East in September 2014, as part of the military coalition against ISIS.
Airbus A330 MRTT.
The Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) is a a dual-role air-to-air re-fueller and strategic airlifter. A military variant of the A330-200 airliner.
In the air-to-air refueler role it is able to carry up to 111 tonnes of fuel, the highest capacity of any tanker aircraft. It can offload 50,000 kg of fuel during a 4-hour loitering mission at over 1,000 nm from take of point. In the aerial refueling role it can be configured with a combination of the following. Aerial Refueling Boom System (ARBS), Under-wing Pods for hose and drogue refueling. Fuselage Refueling Unit (FRU), a removable Hose and Drogue unit. Control of these systems is by an Air Refueling Operator from the cockpit with 2D and 3D screens.
As a strategic airlifter the A330 MRTT can carry a maximum payload of up to 45 tonnes. Cargo of standard commercial and military containers and pallets, equipment. Accommodate 266 passengers in a typical two class configuration or some 300 in a single class layout. As a MedEvac aircraft up to 130 NATO stretchers. In an ‘Intensive MedEvac’ configuration can carry 28 NATO stretchers, up to six critical care modules, 20 seats for medical staff, and 100 passenger seats.
It has been ordered by the Australian, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates , Saudi Arabia and Republic of Singapore. The EADS/Northrop Grumman KC-45, a variant for the United States Air Force but later cancelled.
KC-30A is the Australian designation for the A330 MRTT. Fitted with two under-wing refueling pods and ARBS. Stationed at RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland and operated by No 33 Squadron. The first of five entered service in June 2011. Two more (Ex Qantas A330-200s) are due for delivery in 2018.
The Airbus A330 is an European medium to long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner. The first variant, the A330-300 first flew in November 1992 and entered passenger service in January 1994 with Air Inter. Variants include the A330-200, A330-200F (freighter), A330 MRTT (military tanker)and ACJ330 (corporate jet). Developed in conjunction with the A340, which uses many common air-frame components.
The airframe features a low-wing cantilever monoplane. The wings designed and manufactured by BAe have a 30 degrees swept back and 2.74 m tall winglets. The A330 fuselage shares many components 0f the A300-600. The fin, rudder, elevators, horizontal tail plane flaps, ailerons and spoilers are made of composite materials. It uses the Honeywell 331–350C auxiliary power unit (APU).
Airbus aircraft have a common cockpit to allow quick transition between types for pilots. The A330 shares the same glass cockpit layout as the A320 and A340. Features include side-stick controls, six main displays. Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS), for navigation and flight displays and the Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitor (ECAM). It uses a fly-by-wire system with three primary and two secondary flight control systems. A flight envelope protection system prevents manoeuvres exceeding aerodynamic and structural limits.
The A330 has two engines suspended on pylons under the wings. Airbus offer a choice of three engines, the Trent 700 by Rolls-Royce, PW4000 by Pratt & Whitney, and CF6-80E1 by GE Aviation.
Inflight200 IF3320716M – 1/200 Scale Airbus KC-30A (A330 MRTT) Diecast Model. S/N A39-001, No 33 Sqn, No 86 Wing, RAAF.