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Old 01-18-2018, 5:25 PM
Ben Carufel Ben Carufel is offline
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Default MILSURP F/A-18 Hornet Drop Tanks - FPU-8/A - San Diego

Up for sale are a large quantity of military surplus used FPU-8/A belly tanks, also known as drop tanks. These are the auxiliary fuel tanks used to allow jets to carry extra fuel on long missions.

I have nearly 100 available.

They are all decommissioned military surplus items, in various conditions. Some are fairly smooth and complete with nosecones. Some are dented and dinged and gouged, etc. Let me know if you are looking for specific features or condition.

All fuel pumps and plumbing have been removed. Please note that the photos below show the tank BEFORE plumbing is removed. Tanks will be stripped of plumbing before shipping or pickup!

They are constructed with an aluminum rib structure covered in an aluminum skin with a honeycomb cover and kevlar/fiberglass outer wrap.

These could conceivably be used for artwork, a belly tank desert racer, open-top canoes (it's been done!), or in the right part of the country, "yard art". Folks have used them to make pontoons for pontoon boats. These have been modified with the addition of "speed holes" which ensure that they cannot be used to hold jet fuel.

These tanks are 16 feet long, about 27" in diameter at their widest point, and weigh approximately 250lbs each. Obviously they'll have to ship truck freight, and they can only be sold and shipped within the USA. No shipping out of the USA under any circumstances. Local pickup in San Diego, California, is welcomed.

$250 each.

Let me know if you want one or two or twenty!

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Old 01-18-2018, 5:32 PM
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Price?
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Old 01-18-2018, 5:42 PM
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:01 PM
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**** those are cool, I wish i had space/use for them.
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**** those are cool, I wish i had space/use for them.
Everyone needs at least three!
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Old 02-26-2018, 1:18 PM
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Are they CARB approved?
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Are they CARB approved?
CARB/EPA/DOD/PETA/OSHA approved.
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