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.
Contract Awarded for prototype testing hardened ferry tank
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
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