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Tuesday, 20 April 1971

Senator KEEFFE asked the Minister for

Air, upon notice:

(1)   What action has been taken to secure a tanker or tankers for in-air refuelling of the Royal Australian Air Force Phantom fighterbombers?

(2)   Are the Phantom fighter-bombers currently restricted to an area within a 200 mile range limit of Amberley because of lack of tanker support?

(3)   Will the cost of each tanker, if purchased, be approximately$10m as previously stated by the Minister.

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