|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/135R ; 220/85R ; 244/135B ; 244/105|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 12 인용 특허 : 0|
An inflatable external fuel tank is disclosed for carrying fuel under an aircraft wing, the tank having a predetermined displacement when full and being collapsible to a lesser displacement when empty. The tank skin is comprised of a flexible thermoplastic material. A keel structure is located inside the tank and defines the diameter and longitudinal length of the tank.
A collapsible tank for carrying liquid, comprising: a generally planar central support member having top and bottom edges and a substantially planar surface; and a flexible skin completely enclosing the support member and attached to the support member at said edges, said skin being collapsible from an expanded condition in which there is a liquid-carrying space between the skin and the support member to a collapsed condition in which the skin is adjacent the substantially planar surface of the support member, whereby the tank in the collapsed condition ...