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i. A flange, or a stub, projecting from the side of a flying boat hull to increase the beam of the hull and improve its lateral stability on the water in place of outerwing floats.
ii. A projection from the helicopter fuselage in the form of a short, thick wing to provide an attachment for the main landing gear.
iii. The short, thin, winglike structure projecting from an airplane or a helicopter fuselage to carry armament, external tanks, and other such devices.
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In all, 21 blocks (sections), 12 sponsons (flight deck extensions to create large deck areas), two islands and the ramp made up the separate sections of the vessel's hull, with the two 161 tonnne aircraft lift platforms being added to achieve structural completion.
Wing tank fuel transfer is automatic by gravity so the only fuel management needed is to pump from the sponsons to the main tank when using sponson fuel.
Everything outside the tank was shot up, the 50-caliber machine gun, the sponson boxes, mufflers, and radio antenna, but the tank did not burn.
My first sight was of two Sailors on the smoking sponson, having a drag.
Did this trash come up from a sponson or from someone being careless?
How many people know such terms as "nock," "novvies" or "sponson," not to mention a phrase like "I'm kiff"?
Where liberals think the guarantee of rights a sponson which alone steadies and constrains the state morally, nationalists decry it as far too thin and too formal a basis for polity.
Acknowledgment is hereby given to the program sponson, ESD-JSPR, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA and the prime contractor, Grumman Melbourne Systems Division.
After a cracked sponson sidelined disappointed Swedish rookie Erik Edin before the start, eight of the remaining 20 boats would be eliminated in the opening Q1 session.
"Following installation of the last sponson, we can start the countdown to refloating and final departure of the wreck," Michael Thamm, chief executive of Costa Cruises, a unit of the liner's owner Carnival Corp, said in the statement.
Able to defeat 1st, 2nd generation and imaging seekers, the Manta is being offered in internal, pod and sponson mount configurations.