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Everything you wanted to know about the intricate details of the F-15E fuel system. Internal and external tanks, fuel feeds and much more.



Internal Fuel System Print E-mail
(12 votes, average 3.83 out of 5)
Written by Sabc   

Internal fuel of the F-15E Strike Eagle is stored in four fuselage tanks and two wing tanks. This article gives a description of these tanks, how they function, how they are connected, how the fuel is transferred between them and what controls the pilot uses. The article is enhanced by detailed illustrations ...

Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2011
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External Fuel Tanks Print E-mail
(6 votes, average 4.17 out of 5)
Written by Sabc   

In addition to the internally and CFT stored amount of fuel, the Strike Eagle can carry up to 3 external fuel tanks, one under the fuselage and one under each wing. We offer a description of these drop tanks, how they work, how they are attached to the jet, what is their role in the F-15E's fuel system ...

Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2011
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Air Refueling System Print E-mail
(7 votes, average 3.43 out of 5)
Written by Sabc   

air_refueling_imageThe F-15E Strike Eagle can be refueled during flight via a fixed boom system (Air Force type). This article introduces the boom receptacle embedded in the left wing root at the the leading edge of the wing: how the system works, how it can be controlled by the pilot, how fuel is transferred during refueling ...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010
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Conformal Fuel Tanks Print E-mail
(8 votes, average 4.38 out of 5)
Written by Sabc   

Conformal fuel tanks in the F-15E are attached to the sides of the jet directly besides the air intakes on the outboard side of each engine intake. This article gives a detailed description on their working, they role in the Strike Eagle's fuel system, they parameters and pilot controls used to operate them ...

Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2011
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Fuel Quantities Print E-mail
(13 votes, average 4.15 out of 5)
Written by Sabc   

fuel_quantity_imageThe fuel quantity indicating system provides readouts in pounds of all usable internal, external and CFT fuel quantities. In this article we give an overview of this system, how it works, how it is controlled by the pilot, what warnings the system issues, all this with detailed illustrations and images ...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010
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Fuel Dumping System Print E-mail
(6 votes, average 4.17 out of 5)
Written by Sabc   

fuel_dumping_imageIn case of emergency, all internal, external and CFT fuel (except for fuel in engine feed tanks) can be dumped overboard from an outlet located at the right wingtip. In this article we give a short overview of this vital system, its operations, its capabilities and pilot controls, all carefully illustrated ...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010
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