Re: Inert Gas In Fuel Tanks

From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
Date:         03 Nov 96 19:57:03 
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In article <airliners.1996.2135@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Pete Mellor
<pm@csr.city.ac.uk> wrote:

> When I visited Boeing in Seattle in 1995 ... the historic aircraft
> team were refurbishing a WW2 B17 from the rivets up.
...
> The bit that is relevant to this discussion, however, is that the
> fuel tanks were flexible bags.

This practice is not limited to WWII airplanes.  The Cessna 206 I used to
fly in Hawaii had rubber fuel bladders in the wings.

C. Marin Faure
   author, Flying a Floatplane