Volvo FM 410 Airport Refueler Unit (DM-909-D) from the Royal Netherlands Air Force (Dutch Ministry of Defence)
at the Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days 2019, Volkel (the Netherlands)
The Volvo FM is a heavy truck range produced by Swedish Volvo Truck Corporation. FM stands for Forward control Medium height cab, where the numbers denominate an engine horsepower rating. The Volvo FM 410 Airport Refueler Unit is a heavy truck with aviation refuelling trailer,
equipped with a special tank for transportation of (F-34 / JP-8) fuel and pumping equipment.
JP-8 or JP8 (Jet Propellant 8) is a jet fuel, specified and used widely by the United States military. It is specified by MIL-DTL-83133 and
British Defence Standard 91-87, and similar to commercial aviation's Jet A-1, but with the addition of corrosion inhibitor and anti-icing additives.
The kerosene-based fuel, JP-8 is projected to remain in use at least until 2025. It was first introduced at NATO bases in 1978. Its NATO code is F-34.
Each year the Netherlands armed forces services organises open days on a rotational basis. Open days are intended to show how the Netherlands Defence organisation works for peace and security throughout the world. On these days everyone is welcome to have a look behind the scenes.
The 2019 Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days took place at Volkel Air Base, home to 312 and 313 F-16 Fighting Falcon squadrons.