Rapid ground refueling on Tinian

12/08/2012: Marines offload fuel from a KC-130J Hercules aircraft at Tinian’s West Field Dec. 3 during Exercise Forager Fury 2012.

Credit: Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni: 12/3/12

  • The aircraft transferred more than 4,000 gallons of fuel to the expeditionary fuel point here. The Marines are Bulk Fuel Specialist with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The aircraft is with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, MAG-36, 1st MAW, III MEF.
  • In the second photo, Marines transfer fuel from a KC-130J Hercules aircraft to fuel bladders at the expeditionary fuel point on Tinian’s West Field Dec. 3 during Exercise Forager Fury 2012. The fuel received will be used to refuel aircraft during the exercise.
  • In the third photo, Marines monitor a fuel bladder’s elbow hose at Tinian’s West Field Dec. 3 during Exercise Forager Fury 2012. The Marines needed to face the elbow in another direction in order to hook it up to a hose to transfer the fuel from one bladder to the next.The fuel bladder can hold up to 20,000 gallons of fuel and is surrounded by a containment berm that can hold up to 30,000 gallons.
  • In the final photo, Marines cautiously handle fuel lines at Tinian’s West Field Dec. 3 during Exercise Forager Fury 2012. One of the lines was connected to a fuel bladder which can hold up to 20,000 gallons of fuel and is surrounded by a containment berm that can hold up to 30,000 gallons.The Marines are Bulk Fuel Specialist with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

 

 

 

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