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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:56 am 
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My first post here, a friend suggested this as the best place to let the Warbird community know of our upcoming sales of parts. We hope this is the appropriate place to post, would appreciate advice if not. If successful here, we will be posting more. Thanks!

https://www.barnstormers.com/classified ... Pairs.html


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:27 pm 
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Thank you for the ad, but I have a feeling the moderator will want it moved to a for sale section of the site....however:

Historically you have a neat set of tanks, and the group should try and ID them.

I am most impressed with the early steel tank, I believe those were used in Korea as Mustang Napalm bombs at times, I don’t remember the capacity. The “composite” tank is very interesting!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:09 pm 
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Regardless if the right place or not, it's certainly good timing as there is a thread further down this page regarding P/F-82 drop tanks and others. Thanks for the post SpareParts!! Good luck on your re-homing!

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The long skinny aluminum tanks look like the "Misawa" type that were often carried by F-51's during the Korean War period (150-gal?):

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/51/50/00 ... dc8163.jpg
https://laststandonzombieisland.files.w ... .png?w=797
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... g-f-51.jpg
http://www.piccianiaircraftphotos.com/y ... _large.JPG
http://www.airport-data.com/images/airc ... 712582.jpg
http://www.airport-data.com/images/airc ... 712579.jpg


The other set of aluminum tanks also look like those carried by F-51D's and F-51H's during the post-war years/1950's (110-gal I believe?):

http://www.saairforce.co.za/seed/public ... _large.jpg
https://swissmustangs.ch/var/m_7/71/71f ... 1950sa.jpg
https://www.avgeekery.com/wp-content/up ... -64600.jpg


I've seen a few of the Fisk compressed paper/resin tanks before - the one in the listing looks like one of the 75-gallon types, also seen here: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/156 ... b60c_b.jpg
The Yanks Air Museum has a smaller, 50-gallon version of the Fisk compressed paper/resin tank on display (used on the SBD-5 Dauntless).


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:11 am 
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Great find. They will no doubt go to good homes.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:52 pm 
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Thank you John Terrell for the great info!

We updated the Barnstormers ad to reflect that all of the tanks appear to be either WWII P-51, or Korean era P-51 or F-82.
We will continue to research and update accordingly!


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