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The Refueller: Docking Masters

Threading a needle in the sky

In-flight refuelling allows planes to extend their range without the need to land. Even though it’s become an everyday event, it's still a challenging and potentially dangerous manoeuvre. Combat Approved join the Il-78 tanker for a routine refuelling mission, our correspondent takes on the role of jet-pilot in a MiG-29 simulator and looks at how the Russian and American refuelling systems are different.

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