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drop tank

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(Aeronautics) an external aircraft tank, usually containing fuel, that can be detached and dropped in flight
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It came to rest in a 900 nose-down position with the drop tanks penetrating the nets, but holding.
Conformal fuel tanks give a fighter jet more fuel load with minimal performance penalties and do not occupy precious weapon stations and induce large amounts of drag like traditional drop tanks do.
Limited Tenders are invited for For Procurement Of Special Cases For Drop Tanks
He asked his No 2 to jettison his drop tanks (prerequisite to enter into a dogfight) and get ready for the fight.
Getting gas from a KC-135 is never much fun, and the skipper suggested I put my drop tanks in stop transfer before takeoff.
The FOC will equip Tejas with In-flight refuelling, Beyond Visual Range missiles, new Close Combat Missile, Gun GSH2, additional weapons and new drop tanks for supersonic flight," said Avinash Chander, Director General of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) during his speech at the IOC-2 event.
The Navy would have liked the job done by Marine F4U Corsairs, but there were no long-range drop tanks readily available for the planes.
They built it out of the crates the drop tanks came shipped in, though you'd have trouble believing it.
As he approached the Han River, Joe jettisoned his bombs but elected to retain his drop tanks, which still contained fuel.
The only carrier-bone aircraft in the light category in the world, it will be operating with a wide variety of operational weapons and equipment like the Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile, Anti-Ship missiles, Conventional bombs, Air Defence guns, CCMs and drop tanks.
In 1925 Billy Mitchell wrote about drop tanks used in World War I.
In four years of active service and duty in two Hornet commands, I've seen Hornets hit deer on a runway and pressurized drop tanks spinning out of control on a flight line.