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Gravity-fed fuel tank. Try not to get shot there.

 

But if you do, try to keep a long stick in the pit, and a package of hotdogs, and marshmallows.

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Even BAD Ideas Die Hard with old man Dehaviland, started this Brilliant Idea on the DH2. Emergency Gravity fed Fuel Tanks, great idea. . . location was piss pot poor. By the DH5 he sort of took the hint, and moved away from directly over the pilot. If my mechanic ever filled it with fuel, he'd find himself a private. Peeling Potatoes, Wonder if there's any records of it actually being filled

 

However, it was better-placed than the gravity tank on the FE.2d. The famous pic of such a Fee on the ground, with the observer demonstrating his position firing the rear gun, has been posted in here many times. But did anybody ever notice that he was aiming at his own gravity tank with nothing stopping him from shooting it? I'm sure that. although these Fee observers certain knew of this potential disaster before their 1st sortie, a few "own goals" in this regard must necessarily have happened.

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what is that little hump on the upper wing

 

Emergency Beer Keg... for that last 'one for the road' before it's all over.

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Hello,

or, the last words of the 1st officer of a Zeppelin going up in flames about England, "Smoking allowed !" Two survivors to tell this ..

Greetings,

Catfish

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