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Old 11th October 2018, 17:28
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Info sought on Spitfire tank

Hi All,

After an absence of several years I'm back with a question pertaining a recently find (metaldetecting). It turned out to be a Spitfire Slippertank. I'm looking for the amount of gallons this one was made for. The tank has been donated to the Dutch Aircraft Recovery Group '40 - '45 Museum in Heemskerk.

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Paul
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Old 12th October 2018, 17:57
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Re: Info sought on Spitfire tank

Based on the depth, the tank resembles a 30 or 45 gallon tank. The back of the tank looks odd as the tanks that I'm aware of did not have a wall at the back.

Excerpt from a drawing by A.R. Clint in "Spitfire: The Candians" by Robert Bracken:

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Old 12th October 2018, 19:30
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Re: Info sought on Spitfire tank

Hard to tell from the small images, it does look like a 30 gal slipper tank.
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