Re: Inert Gas in Fuel Tanks

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         05 Nov 96 04:14:02 
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>It would be helpful to know the approximate volume of fuel tanks in a
>large aircraft such as a 747 ...

According to Boeing's web pages, the 747-400's fuel capacity varies
from 53,765 to 57,285 gallons (203,520 to 216,850 liters) depending
on engine type.  Why the engines make a difference is beyond me.
Also, this may be the base tankage, exclusive of the optional 3,300
gallon (12,490 liter) tanks in the horizontal tail -- it's not clear.

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