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Old 20th May 2016, 20:09
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Only the 2 inner pylons were wet, so 100 gal tanks carried outboard were for later use on the inboard pylons. Steve Jennings gives an interesting insight into the introduction of the 330s, and Chris Burwell describes an eventful landing in Goose Bay with them, both in volume 1 of Harrier Boys. Also in there are tales from Mike Beech, one of the pilots that flew down to join the Task Force. They had to jettison the big tanks, something never trialled before then, followed by their first deck VLs. The size of the tanks also limited flap travel.
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