Comment: Thanks for that info.

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SteveMT's picture

Thanks for that info.

It looks like one refueling would get them to the coast.

Length: 64.8 ft (17.1 meters)
Height: 16.8 ft (4.4 meters)
Rotary Diameter: 53.7 ft (14.1 meters)
Speed: 184 mph
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 22,000 lbs
Range: 450 nautical miles
http://www.airforceworld.com/heli/eng/helo.htm

The midair-refueling looks extremely dangerous.
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.fas.org/man/d...