|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||220/426 ; 169/45 ; 169/66 ; 220/85B|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 29 인용 특허 : 2|
A plurality of resilient bladders filled with an inert gas line the walls of a fuel tank to protect fuel in the tank from explosion or leakage in the event that the tank is punctured by a ballistic projectile. The thickness of the bladders is controlled by a plurality of cords extending from one side of each bladder to the other. The inert gas is continuously supplied to the bladders so that the gas escaping from a puncture in a bladder prevents fuel from leaking from the tank through the puncture. During normal operation, the gas is vented into the tank...
An apparatus for protecting a fuel tank from explosion and leaking after penetration by a ballistic projectile, comprising a flexible bladder lining the inside of said tank, said bladder being filled with a pressurized inert gas.