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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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. The last step is to rotate the manual release handle on the pylon to "drop" the tank.
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