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Extra Fuel In Horizontal And Vertical Stabilizers  
User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 16
Posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

Hi,

When the 744 was developed I know that Boeing added an extra fuel-tank to the horizontal stabilizer to increase it's max. range but is there any plane that carries extra fuel in it's vertical stabilizer?
I guess there should be just as much free space in it as in the horizontal stab. so the potential is there.

Anybody have more insight into this matter?

Regards,
Max

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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3708 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3936 times:
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The Super VC10 & the RAF Standard '10's had fin fuel tanks

User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

The A330-200 has a fuel tank in the tail section (not sure if it is actually in the horizontal stabiliser though). The purpose is for balance I believe rather than additional range, once the fuel in the centre tank drops below a certain level the fuel in the tail gets pumped back into that tank.


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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

There was a RAF VC10 written off because of fuel in the Fin Tank. The aircraft was being defuelled and there was either an indication fault with the guage or the engineer didn't check properly, but the tank remained full and as the fuel came out, the c of g moved towards the back resulting in the aircraft 'sitting' on its tail.

I believe this has happened to other aircraft as well.


User currently offline744rules From Belgium, joined Mar 2002, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3840 times:

a300 has tail tank fuel possibility (it is an option) and this can be used as ballast fuel (weight and balance purpose) or as usable fuel (to increase range).

User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

Thank you for the infos. Does the BBJ use this option aswell?

Max


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3795 times:

Su-37.  Big grin


LY744.



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User currently offlineEjaymd11 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

The MD-11 does, but I think that was also for weight and balance.

Ejay MD-11


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