self-sealing tank

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self-sealing tank

A flexible fuel tank built up of layers of rubber and/or fabric and a plastic substance, which, in the event of damage, hardens on contact with leaking fuel and seals the tank. Such tanks are most often used in combat aircraft.
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The car also features a self-sealing fuel tank, run-flat tyres and a range of other extreme safety features.
The Sentinel has an anti-tamper exhaust, a self-sealing fuel tank, auxiliary back-up battery and a split charging system.
The Sentinel has an antitamper exhaust, a self-sealing fuel tank, auxiliary back-up battery and a split charging system.
Features include an anti-tamper exhaust, self-sealing fuel tank and auxiliary back up battery.
Other security features include a tamper-proof exhaust, intercom system, self-sealing fuel tank, cabin with its own oxygen supply and a titanium armoured roof.
Available in standard and 8-in.-stretch models and motivated by a 275-hp 4.6L Northstar V-8, these look like everyday Caddies while enveloping their occupants in bullet-resistant glass, ballistic protection on the roof, undercarriage and rear seatbacks, a self-sealing fuel tank and an enhanced mobility tire and wheel system with two-piece beadlocks.
The model features bullet-proof, multi-laminated and privacy glass, anti-tamper exhaust self-sealing fuel tank and a spit charging system.
Perfect for celebrities, politicians, VIPs, or for those who just want to play at being Bond, the ultra-secure and reinforced vehicle incorporates features such as under-body and floor protection, multi-laminate armoured glass, an anti-tamper exhaust, a fuel-supply override switch, in-vehicle oxygen supply, an intercom system, run-flat tyres and a self-sealing fuel tank.
The model features a six-piece armoured passenger cell and specially multi-laminated armoured glass, an anti-tamper exhaust, self-sealing fuel tank, auxiliary battery and split charging system, Dynamic Stability Control and Ride Stability Control systems.
Additionally, technological advancements such as the production of self-sealing fuel tanks that can automatically seal in case of damage or leak are also catalyzing the market growth.
The car and motorcycle arm of the business did not survive the Great Depression between the wars, but Marston's went on, making aircraft engine radiators and self-sealing fuel tanks that helped many crippled aircraft make it safely back to base from missions during the Second World War.
The P-40B, like the F4F, had armor and self-sealing fuel tanks. It was equipped with six 303-caliber machine guns.