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drop tank

[′dräp ‚taŋk]
(aerospace engineering)
A fuel tank on an airplane that may be jettisoned.

drop tank

drop tank
The auxiliary fuel tank(s) carried externally either under the wing (normally referred to as wing drop tank) or fuselage (called belly drop tank and which can be jettisoned, if so desired. Fuel is consumed from drop tanks first and from the aircraft internal tanks later, so that the drop tanks can be jettisoned, if so required.
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As the plane bottomed out, the drop tanks cleared the runway by less than 20 feet.
The cost of the lesson, however, was two drop tanks.
In addition, I was configured "goofy," meaning the drop tanks are mounted on the centerline and right, inboard, wing station.
That plan would have been great, except I had drop tanks full of fuel, a gun full of rounds, expendables, a laser Maverick, a Sidewinder, and a full tank of water.
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This issue, in particular, has several stories about a long-time problem that spikes from time to time: inadvertent activation or ejection of CADs, flares and chaff, along with dropped drop tanks.
By the spring, the P-51, equipped with drop tanks and expanded internal fuel cells, arrived to revitalize the strategic bombing campaign.
He also discusses in great detail many of the teething problems the unit faced with its P-47 Thunderbolts, the use of drop tanks in an attempt to increase the aircraft's range, and the harrowing experiences of ground-attack missions.
By early 1944, the P--47s were equipped with drop tanks to escort the bombers to Germany and would achieve a good record against the Luftwaffe fighters.
Dowty $48 Million Award for Supersonic Drop Tanks -- Dowty's Hamble Aerostructures unit has been awarded the series production contract for supersonic drop tanks for the Eurofighter Typhoon.
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My aircraft was equipped with a standard air-to-ground load, including two drop tanks and two 500-pound-class weapons.