aircraft pylon

aircraft pylon

[′er‚kraft ′pī‚län]
(aerospace engineering)
A suspension device externally installed under the wing or fuselage of an aircraft; it is aerodynamically designed to fit the configuration of specific aircraft so as to create the least amount of drag; it provides a means of attaching fuel tanks, bombs, rockets, torpedoes, rocket motors, or machine-gun pods.
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The bracket, built using additive-layer manufacturing (ALM) technologies (also known as 3D-printing), is part of the aircraft pylon, the junction section between wings and engines.
Next, they secured the tank dolly straps to the tank and removed the rear nut that secured the aft portion of the tank to the aircraft pylon.
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