The airplane was equipped with a ferry tank
system consisting of a 238-gallon collapsible bladder in the cabin behind the pilot's seat, which contained about 121 gallons of fuel.
The cabin-mounted ferry tank
was breached in two places and exhibited hydraulic deformation.
Rutan says he plans to explore the world with the SkiGull, which can fly from California to Hawaii without ferry tanks
. Also in November, Lockheed Martin said after 10 years of negotiating with the FAA, it has reached agreement on all the specs needed to certify its hybrid commercial airship, and expects to start deliveries as soon as 2018.
He wrote in his diary: "Early Saturday morning, 30th May 1942, a brigade of ferry tanks
and infantry attacked the 232nd's positions, it was a piece of cake for them, as the RA were three miles from us and our heaviest weapons were the rifles, which were no good against tanks.
"The Iraq invasion caught the Pentagon so short of military cargo planes that it had to hire Russian aircraft to ferry tanks
and other materiel," notes Wood.
We still had the two 500-gallon inboard ferry tanks
, in sealed compartments, so that smoking could be permitted-a necessity, needless to say!
"Our message is that the military, the Republican Guard and the Iraqi people are all willing to take on Saddam." The Americans have already begun chartering ships to ferry tanks
and other armoured vehicles to the Gulf in preparation for a military strike against Iraq.