Chaos025@aol.com
Tue, 9 Nov 1999 11:19:50 EST


In a message dated 11/8/99 9:51:21 PM Mountain Standard Time, Z@Gundam.Com
writes:

> When the letter is used as a prefix, it distinguishes the TYPE of aircraft
> and generally *does* stand for something: A for Attack, B for Bomber, C
for
> Cargo (transport), F for Fighter, P for Pursuit (obsolete), RC for
> Reconnaissance, T for Trainer and X for Experimental. There are
> exceptions, however. Refueling tankers are designated KC, for example --
> maybe because RC was already taken, but despite a full 20 years in the
> USAF, I still don't known what "K" means.

Kerosene, the major component of diesel prop and modern jet fuel.

SJ

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