|Quoting TaromA380 (Reply 3):|
Are the conformal fuel tanks able to be jettisoned ? If not, there is no great increase in drag, but great decrease in close combat abilities.
|Quoting Checksixx (Reply 8):
Don't get me wrong, I want you to prove me wrong as I'd really like a pic of a C/D with them on.
Low-drag, conformal fuel tanks were especially developed for the F-15C and D models. Conformal fuel tanks can be attached to the sides of the engine air intake trunks under each wing and are designed to the same load factors and airspeed limits as the basic aircraft. Each conformal fuel tank contains about 114 cubic feet of usable space. These tanks reduce the need for in-flight refueling on global missions and increase time in the combat area. All external stations for munitions remain available with the tanks in use. AIM-7F/M Sparrow and AIM-120 missiles, moreover, can be attached to the corners of the conformal fuel tanks.
|Quoting Checksixx (Reply 8):|
No way on the F-15 C/D. If I'm wrong, please provide one single source of proof. Photo...documetation...etc. Our C's were regularly rotated through iceland and never had conformal's on them. I don't even think they're plumbed for them. Don't get me wrong, I want you to prove me wrong as I'd really like a pic of a C/D with them on.
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