michael-marzan:

clemente3000:

F-35C perform air refueling from a KC-130

but why is the landing gear down?  to increase drag?  I’m so confuzzled.  and why are they banking?  to pool the remaining fuel together?  Thanks for answering if you can

The reason the landing  gear is down according  to tbe photo  information , is because  they  are simulating  a very low on fuel  situation  for the F-35.

michael-marzan:

clemente3000:

F-35C perform air refueling from a KC-130

but why is the landing gear down?  to increase drag?  I’m so confuzzled.  and why are they banking?  to pool the remaining fuel together?  Thanks for answering if you can

The reason the landing gear is down according to tbe photo information , is because they are simulating a very low on fuel situation for the F-35.