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Tornado F.3 External Fuel Tank Capacity And Weight  
User currently offlineMD11Fanatic From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 81 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8520 times:

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What is the capacity of fuel in one of these external fuel tanks? Also, how much does each one weigh?

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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8467 times:

The large tanks used on British Tornado aircraft, IIRC, have a capacity of 2250 liters. A smaller one of 1500 liters exists, this is used by German and probably Italian aircraft.

One liter of jet fuel weighs about 0.8kg, add the weight of the tank itself and IMHO then the total weight should be about 1kg per liter of capacity.



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User currently offlineBilgeRat From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 212 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8455 times:

That pic is actually a GR.1 if I'm not mistaken, and in that pic it has the smaller external tanks.

User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8368 times:

Yes, indeed this is a GR1 / GR4 / IDS ground attack variant.


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User currently offlineMD11Fanatic From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8346 times:

So these tanks are the 1500L tanks and each tank as a result weighs 300kg?

User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8320 times:

Quoting MD11Fanatic (Reply 4):
So these tanks are the 1500L tanks and each tank as a result weighs 300kg?

Maybe much less...

Now I remember that I had started a discussion about the empty weight of drop tanks, you can find some info there:

Empty Weight Of Drop Tanks? (by A342 Sep 24 2006 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)



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