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Douglas 300 gallon drop tanks were used by the USN post-WWII on aircraft (F7F, AD-1, etc.) with racks rated for 2,000 pounds (the approximate weight of 300 gallons of gasoline).

 

Late-WWII USN aircraft (F4U, F8F, etc.) sometimes used smaller, similar-looking 150 gallon (or 170 gallon?, sources differ) tanks on their racks which were only rated for 1,000 pounds (the approximate weight of 150 - 170 gallons of gasoline). However these tanks were not common until very late in WWII.

 

During WWII, the F6F used its own Grumman centerline tank with an integral tank/fuselage fairing on top of the aft end.

 

It is possible that post-war Hellcats and Corsairs could have used the Douglas 300 gallon tank, but check your references for the airplane you're building (as always). 

 

See also:

http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2016/09/things-under-wings-post-war-external.html

 

HTH,

D

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Douglas 300 gallon drop tanks were used by the USN post-WWII on aircraft (F7F, AD-1, etc.) with racks rated for 2,000 pounds (the approximate weight of 300 gallons of gasoline).

 

Late-WWII USN aircraft (F4U, F8F, etc.) sometimes used smaller, similar-looking 150 gallon (or 170 gallon?, sources differ) tanks on their racks which were only rated for 1,000 pounds (the approximate weight of 150 - 170 gallons of gasoline). However these tanks were not common until very late in WWII.

 

During WWII, the F6F used its own Grumman centerline tank with an integral tank/fuselage fairing on top of the aft end.

 

It is possible that post-war Hellcats and Corsairs could have used the Douglas 300 gallon tank, but check your references for the airplane you're building (as always). 

 

See also:

http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2016/09/things-under-wings-post-war-external.html

 

HTH,

D

Fantastic info...thanks.

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