Re: Drop tanks!

Date:         17 Jan 99 02:37:14 
From:         tjarko@dutlbcz.lr.tudelft.nl (Tjarko de Jong)
Organization: Delft University of Technology
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On 13 Jan 99 02:13:26 , Ted Perez <tedperez@hotmail.com> wrote:
>I keep reading about aircraft manufacturers struggling to extend
>the range of their aircraft, and i was just wondering why not use
>drop tanks?  After all, if the plane can ferry an engine under
>the wing (making the plane appear to have five!), then why not
>drop tanks?

The fuel capacity does not limit the range of the plane in most cases the
limitation is the Maximum Take-Off Weight. For a large part payload and
fuel are interchangeble.

Tjarko