I have a quick question about tailstrikes "Oops!" I meant to say A320's.
In the 3 photos below you can see what appears to be a dark straight pipe pointing down from the bottom of the fuselage. I would normally think that this pipe is just a drain mast for the forward galley, however, this pipe is located pretty far forward, directly under the cockpit.
My questions are ..... Is this a drainage pipe, or is it actually some kind of sensor that I don't reconize?
If it is for drainage, what's the source? The forward cargo hold perhaps?
In this photo, you can see this pipe a few feet ahead of the the lower pitot tube.
Photo © Florian Kondziela
There's one of these pipes on both sides of the lower nose section.
Photo © Andy Graf - VAP
Photo © Rotate