In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
Aviation Motor Vehicles
- The self-sealing fuel tanks are mounted in external fairings on the sides of the fuselage.
- The wing fairing and the associated structure have been installed on the forward fuselage section.
- At about five minutes into the flight the booster engine drops off and the payload fairing - a protective shell - jettisons.
- Years later when the definitive fin/rudder was retrofitted to this aircraft, these fairings remained unchanged.
- Each tank is fitted with a gravity fuelling point and there is a pressure refuelling point in the landing gear fairing on the starboard side.
- Emergency floatation units can be installed on the main landing gear fairings and on the forward section of the fuselage.
- The engine nacelles are fitted with trouser fairings to provide a continuous streamlined profile between the nacelles and the tail beams.
- The main landing gear, each equipped with two wheels in tandem, is installed in fairings on the underside of the fuselage.
- The interior is finished and painted and most of the internal components and some of the external fairings have been rebuilt and are ready to go back in.
- As with any other military aircraft, the cowling and fairings had taken a pretty good beating as they were taken on and off hundreds of times.
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