wet wing


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wet wing

A wing whose structure forms integral fuel tanks. It is not a case of the wing housing fuel tanks but the wing structure itself is a fuel tank if properly sealed. See integral fuel tank.
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The article is absolutely correct to mention a concern about wet wing tanks leaking as the fleet ages.
In the case of a Boeing 767 or Boeing 777, much of the fuel actually is stored in the wing in what's called an integral fuel tank, or "wet wing," Waldock said.
This aircraft has factory-installed, extended range fuel tanks, a "wet wing" design in each wing tip.
THE WET WING: The President battles the elements, and loses, during a rainstorm, main picture, while the grandson of senior Republican Tom DeLay hits Dubya square on the nose at the White House Summer Picnic, above; HAWAII HOWLER: Dubya got himself in a flap when he was being presented with a garland of flowers during his visit to Hawaii, left.
Much of the weight savings came with the replacement of the bladder fuel cells with integral fuel tanks, the so-called wet wing. Reduction of the tail height and elimination of the ailerons saved much more weight.
The shield also has spray nozzles to keep the wing wet, because bugs don't stick to a wet wing, NASA Engineers find.
All Cessna Model 210 Centurions with cantilever-wings (i.e., without struts) have so-called "wet wing" fuel tanks.
One maintenance procedure on the chopping block has been the resealing or repair of wet wing fuel tanks, especially in Mooneys, but in a few other models as well.
The one that flew into my mouth, its wet wings banging