Accession Number:

ADD014446

Title:

Inflatable Fuel Tank Buffer.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 6 Jun 83, patented 12 Dec 89,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-12

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

An inflatable bladder is placed between the wall of an aircraft inlet duct and the liquid fuel to reduce the potential damage caused by hydrodynamic ram effects from a projectile penetrating the fuel tank. The inflatable bladder is inflated by a regulated gas source prior to combat. The inflatable bladder may be formed as a double layered section of a rubber bladder fuel cell type fuel tank, or an inflatable bladder may be bonded to the inner surface of an integral fuel tank wall. Patents. jhd

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE