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Composite External Fuel Tanks

extend mission range

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products produces lightweight external composite fuel tanks for a variety of aircraft. GDATP's external fuel tanks are essential for military aircraft to extend mission range. The fuel tanks are fabricated using non-metallic filament-wound materials incorporating sandwich construction. The tanks have a filament-wound inner liner that acts as a fuel permeation barrier. Composite construction allows GDATP to offer durable external fuel tanks that provide extended combat range without a major weight constraint.

The filament-wound outer skin is made of a hybrid glass/ carbon construction and incorporates features to provide damage tolerance and protect the contents of the tank. GDATP's external fuel tanks meet stringent survivability requirements critical in aircraft carrier and combat environments, including flame resistance, ballistic and drop impact, and explosion containment.

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Approved for Public Release 08/2005 (ITAR 2007-12)
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