Re: Wing vs. tail-mounted engines?

Date:         19 Apr 2001 16:40:32 
From:         gbeaman@pei.sympatico.ca (Gord Beaman)
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John Liebson <jliebson@cybermesa.com> wrote:
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>What about wing-mounted-engine aircraft that _also_ have tail-mounted
>fuel tanks?

But those tanks are comparatively very small John, their purpose
is for trimming out the aerodynamic drag of the aircraft's
'stability system' when it's not essential. It's only used in
stabilized cruise conditions, so for takeoff and landings these
tanks are always empty. The engines are not fed from them.