Accession Number : ADD011144

Title :   Method of Making Compartmented, Filament Wound, One-Piece Aircraft Fuel Tanks.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Morrisey,E J

Report Date : 12 Jun 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An external aircraft fuel tank is provided which comprises a filament-reinforced fuel cell assembled with aerodynamic end shapes having a plurality of layers of adhesive resin-impregnated filament wrappings over the assembly. Also provided is a method for making the fuel tank. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fuel tanks, *Aircraft, *Filament wound construction, External stores, Thermoplastic resins, Adhesives, Filaments, Fiber reinforced composites, Reinforced plastics, Weight reduction

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE