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.
1]rum: 3 pcs sewage pumping stations and 3 pieces drop tanks
and 1 piece drain pressure boosting station.
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.
Announcement of competition: The contract includes complete delivery and installation of hardware, electrical and mechanical installations in 9 pieces (plassbyggete) sewage pumping stations, and technical installations in 4 pieces superstructures for sewer drop tanks
and 1 technical cabinets for ventilkum.
My aircraft was equipped with a standard air-to-ground load, including two drop tanks
and two 500-pound-class weapons.