ferry tank

ferry tank

External fuel tanks for ferry flights. These may be normal drop tanks or extra large ones, which impose greater g, or acceleration, limits than normal drop tanks.
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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.
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