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Mystery external fuel tank of Fighter jet washed up on coast of Israel

Mystery external fuel tank of Fighter jet washed up on coast of Israel

The mystery external fuel tank of a Fighter jet has been found washed up on an Ashdod beach on the Mediterranean coast of Israel.

On 20 April, Anna Ahronheim the Military Correspondent for The Jerusalem Post has shared few images on her Twitter page. She Confused external fuel tank with remains on missile

But later, some source reported that this was external fuel tank of the Israeli fighter jet (most likely F-16) dumped from an aircraft deep into the Mediterranean a few days ago.

IDF also confirms it was a fuel tank jettisoned from a fighter jet deep into the Mediterranean a few days ago.

No injuries have been reported on the ground following the incident when the fuel tanks landed and washed up on an Ashdod beach.

Israeli Air Force operates 100 units of The F-16I Soufa (Storm) is a modified variant of the F-16D block 50 and 52 fighters and ground attack aircraft, with the avionics and weapons systems capability modified to meet the requirements of the

In military aviation, a drop tank is used to describe auxiliary fuel tanks externally carried by fighter jets.

A drop tank is expendable and often jettisonable. External tanks are commonplace on modern military aircraft and occasionally found in civilian ones, although the latter is less likely to be discarded except in the event of an emergency.

 

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