it does, but it has a take up reel on one end, and on the receiver end, you cant pull that much on it before the overcenter locks disconnect. Mainly both to control any whiplash or sine wave back to the refueling pod. So, if assuming/speculating all of those working, and this still happened, the question would then be, what took down the F-35? Which is why that’s just not a possibility by itself.now I have no idea the materials a refueling hose is made of, but ask anyone who has ever used a tow strap, if that thing has stress on it and it snaps it going flying forward. No different than when you shoot a rubber band with your finger. I’d assume the hose has some flex/stretch built into it.