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User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

I was reading about the proposed 767-400ERX when I came across a section where it mentioned it would hold fuel in the horizontal stabilisers. I have never heard of this before and I wonder if it has been done before? Any aircraft out there that already store fuel in the horizontal stabilisers?

Thanks  Big grin

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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3702 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1225 times:
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RAF Standard VC10's & Super VC10's have a fin fuel tank

User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2395 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

The B747-400 can carry up to 10 tons of fuel in the horizontal stabiliser tanks!

User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2571 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1217 times:


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

The Su-37 has fuel tanks in its vertical stabilizers.


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User currently offlineDc10hound From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 463 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1153 times:


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User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

I had a gut feeling that it wasnt something new in design, but it never really pops up anywhere where i read about it. Thanks very much for the replies  Big grin

User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2395 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (13 years 23 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

Hi 737,
You may have been a bit young when Compass mark 1 was flying.
Delivery of an Airbus A300-600R was delayed when being defuelled at Toulouse. The tail tank was not emptied in correct order, resulting in the aircraft tipping onto her tail, striking another blow to the struggling carrier.
The tail tank is great to add capacity, but must be filled and drained in order to ensure that the aircraft's centre of gravity is within limits, both on the ground and in the air.

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