|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
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|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 20 인용 특허 : 0|
A turbojet aircraft has a fuselage pod in which all fuel is stored for engines also linked to the pod. The pod and engines can be jettisoned in flight to improve aircraft performance in the event of a forced landing. The pod carries a plurality of fuel tanks, each having a collapsible bladder formed of a layer of elastomeric material and a layer of stainless steel mesh.
In an aircraft having a fuel system for delivering fuel to one or more power plants the improvement to said fuel system comprising: a plurality of individual fuel tanks provided adjacent one another, a collapsible bladder in each tank, a bladder support cage for each fuel tank bladder, said bladder being resiliently deformable so as to collapse as fuel is withdrawn by the fuel system, said bladder including at least an inner and an outer layer, said inner layer being formed of elastomeric material, and said outer layer comprising a relatively coarse stai...