Goofy gas....May 23 2009 at 4:22 PM
|Ken (no login)|
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Response to F/A-18 Hornet Assymetric wing tanks?
Goofy gas has the advantage of giving a much wider field of view for the flir pod on the left shoulder station and frees up another station for a PGM. Hornet handling is not affected by the assymetric tank configuration although there are moment calculations that have to be made to stay within certain limits. This config has been used for years by the US Navy and Marines but only started to get adopted by the RAAF around the time of Op Falconer. As long as there are plenty of tankers around operational radius is not impacted.