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  • What is this torpedo/bomb thing I saw today at a car cemetery/museum?

     Madelyn updated 11 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 11 Posts
  • Madelyn

    Member
    June 15, 2021 at 10:11 am

    What is this torpedo/bomb thing I saw today at a car cemetery/museum?

  • Eyecantspel3

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Likely to recycle with the cars. Peolle think they will get rich off of this stuff so they hoard it, but transportation eats any profits pretty quick.

  • kerranimal

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Looks like a prop for the next Rambo series

  • ckey2121

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 10:11 am

    It’s just an old crapper tank, people.

  • ARMinSC

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Could be a drop tank. Extra fuel tank hung on the outside of a plane, they burn the fuel in them first and drop them when they go into attack/dog fight.

  • ChiefIYAAYAS

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 10:11 am

    It’s a Fuel tank… blow up the picture and you can see the fuel attachments in front of the lugs… and yes fuel tanks have fins in case the jet needs to ajettison it.

  • InertOrdnance

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Like others have said, it’s a drop tank but to be more specific it’s a US 600 Gallon drop tank, commonly used on the F-16. The lugs and ports facing the camera would all be facing up and attached to the wing pylon.

    The fins, while uncommon for older drop tanks, can be noted to have only 2 fins and missing the 3rd. Fins are more common among modern drop tanks due to the hazard of the tank being caught in the jets slipstream upon ejection. The 2 fins act like wings (with the lift pulling down) to avoid any collisions.

  • Tennoz

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 10:11 am

    This is 100% and external fuel tank. You can see the metal loops that the hooks grab, the fuel transfer valve and electrical cannon plug are seen forward of the second loop. I’ve installed similar ones on jets

  • William_Olsen

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 10:11 am

    I don’t think it is a drop-tank like many people think it is. Most drop tanks didn’t have fins or anything of the sort. The weird part is the t-0830 on the side. I don’t see that anywhere as any kind of weapon. It was definitely strapped onto something, and not expected for a while. I am thinking maybe some sort of prototype bomb, maybe a drop tank, or just a extra payload for maneuverability testing or something…

  • Shrimpsmann

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Some context, the Jeep beneath it is an old US Army Jeep. Don’t know if the ammo is American too, could be anything. I’d be interested in more information about this weapon. Thanks!

  • garagnani123

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 10:11 am

    It’s what .40 owners think they have

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