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.
It is the R model with 3100-pound gross weight and wet wing
fuel tanks (92 gallons useful).
There are three common types of fuel tanks: wet wing
, rigid fuel tank and bladder.
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 actual fuel tanks can be one of three types: Rigid, bladder or wet wing
The one that flew into my mouth, its wet wings