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Old 11th March 2009, 08:20
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Cardboard drop tank

Hi guys! Can you please help me with identification - what is this drop tank? I mean, from what aircraft? It is made of cardboard, painted silver outside. On the back end has /had/ two horizontal fins, made of cardboard too, with wooden structure inside those fins. There is no wood inside the tank itself, only light metal fittings.

So far, I believe it is from a Russian Mig /15... 17.../. The USAAF also had paper drop tanks during the war /for P51 and P47/, but the shape was different and had no fins, as far as I know. What about the Germans? I have heard, they also made experiments with paper tanks, but what was the shape?

So, can you identify it, what is this one? Thanks!
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