May 16, 2014

Typhoon with Conformal Fuel Tanks being Tested in High Speed Wind Tunnel

A 1/12th scale model of a Typhoon fighter jet, equipped with conformal fuel tanks, is undergoing high-speed wind tunnel testing at BAE Systems facility in Warton.
For tests, engineers are using high speed wind tunnels to assess the aerodynamic characteristics of Typhoon Tranche 3 aircraft when equipped with two fuselage-mounted conformal fuel tanks. The Tranche 3 is the third and latest version of the jet.
Conformal fuel tanks could increase the future operational range and flexibility of the Typhoon aircraft due to increased fuel capacity.

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