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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

How come there arent external fuel tanks on airliners? The Lear 31 or 35 has them and the Westwind has them, but no major commercial airliner has them. They would be good on a DC-9/MD-80/717.


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User currently offlineVIflyer From US Virgin Islands, joined May 1999, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1508 times:

All in one word.....Drag..

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User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1506 times:

Did you dream up this question in a dream? I guess the answer is it will be too heavy. and creates too much drag. Only smaller airplanes have them. I have never seen large aircrafts carrying external fuel tanks.

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