Tuesday, May 20, 2008
OK, readers, put on your creative hats!
I see that the USAF is inviting its servicemen and -women, as well as civilians in its employ, to name the new KC-45 airborne refueling tanker.
As you probably know, the Airbus A330 won the KC-X competition to provide the USAF's next-generation refueling tanker, but the decision is being protested by Boeing, whose 767-based offering lost. I guess it'll be some months before we know the outcome of the protest.
The thing is, no matter who wins, there will be a new refueling tanker aircraft. I'm not in the Air Force, and I imagine the same applies to most of my readers: so here's a challenge. Think of a suitable name for the new tanker aircraft, and post it here as a comment. If we get some good ones, I'll forward them to a USAF buddy for submission.
I'll start the ball rolling. How about painting the thing white? Then you could call it Moby-Dick!