The Guardian 400 comes with a number of tankage options that allow for a range beginning at 799 nautical miles (with standard tankage) to 980 nautical miles when equipped with long-range tip tanks
, to 1,380 nautical miles with internal patrol tanks.
He retained the tip tanks
because the F-80 was notorious for jettisoning only one tip tank
when the pilot tried to jettison both.
The plane skidded up the deck for about 300 feet and then off the bow, tearing off the remaining flap, damaging the tip tanks and the underside of the fuselage.
The plane made a reasonably satisfactory landing on the starboard wheel, nose wheel and port tip tank.
The UC-12B/F/M Huron is a utility transport, equipped with high floatation landing gear and tip tanks
Steve has completed the process of draining the fuel from the two tip tanks
and is part way through draining the fuel from the four mid tanks.
The combination of new engines, propellers, engine mounts and wing box, with the addition of the wing tip tanks
and improved tail assembly allow for a more generous mission envelope, with greater range and payload capacities, lower takeoff and landing rolls and better fuel economy.
Small tip tanks
will be added to accommodate additional fuel
The Extended Range option features two removable tip tanks