TomH
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Pop Quiz-Transports

Sun May 27, 2001 3:14 am

Q. What four-engine US jet transport was designed from the outset to operate with external fuel tanks?

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RE: Pop Quiz-Transports

Sun May 27, 2001 3:18 am

BUFF- no other
 
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RE: Pop Quiz-Transports

Sun May 27, 2001 3:34 am

buff isnt a transpost, but i would have to say the C-130.
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RE: Pop Quiz-Transports

Sun May 27, 2001 4:35 am

Cobra27, The BUFF is a bomber, not a transport. I'm going to say the Herk was designed from the start with external tanks
 
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RE: Pop Quiz-Transports

Sun May 27, 2001 6:23 am

The C-130 has external tanks-

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RE: Pop Quiz-Transports

Sun May 27, 2001 6:44 am

The C-130 is turboprop not purely jet.
 
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RE: Pop Quiz-Transports

Sun May 27, 2001 7:04 am

The Lockheed JetStar (C-140)
 
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RE: Pop Quiz-Transports

Sun May 27, 2001 8:13 am

C-21 (Lear 35)

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RE: Pop Quiz-Transports

Sun May 27, 2001 10:17 am

Fly15-you are correct, nice job. The rest of you are now burdened with answering another question. What kind of external tanks were they-Hint:They aren't drop tanks.
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RE: Pop Quiz-Transports

Mon May 28, 2001 2:36 am

Tip Tanks

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RE: Pop Quiz-Transports

Mon May 28, 2001 7:42 am

That's a negatory Hummer. Are you familiar with the aircraft?
 
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RE: Pop Quiz-Transports

Mon May 28, 2001 9:28 am

I don't know the exact name of them but they seem to run through the wing root, in the center of each wing.
 
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RE: Pop Quiz-Transports

Mon May 28, 2001 10:47 am

They are permanently attached streamlined fuel tanks at mid span of each wing.
 
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RE: Pop Quiz-Transports

Mon May 28, 2001 10:51 pm

Flight152,
That is correct. This type of tank design, not often seen on US aircraft, is called a "slipper tank." Thanks for the answer!
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