EBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8150 times:
Quoting Hawaiianhobo (Reply 1): A-10 tanks are beasts...they gotta come close to the 280lb mark.
I believe the A-10 external tanks are the same as those used on the F-111 and hold something like 600 gallons. F-15 tanks also hold 600. Don't know what the F-16 tanks hold. F-105 wing tanks held 450 gallons and could be man-handled by 4 people but the requirement for so many was as a result of the tank also having the pylon attached and it got hard for two folks to hold it up and keep it balanced.
HawaiianHobo From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7944 times:
Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 2): believe the A-10 external tanks are the same as those used on the F-111 and hold something like 600 gallons. F-15 tanks also hold 600. Don't know what the F-16 tanks hold.
You're right about the A-10 tanks, but they also made a second tank dedicated to the A-10. At DM we had both. I'm not sure how accurate this is but one of the techs in my old shop told me that the old F-111/A-10 tanks have problems with the QD's (quick disconnects) that's why the Air Force got a second type.
The F-16 externals come in 2 sizes, 300 and 370 gal.