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German Tornado lost fuel tanks

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The Bundeswehr combat aircraft on September 19 lost two 5,6-meter fuel containers during a training flight at an altitude of about 6000 meters. Tanks, weighing 130 kilograms each, “landed” in the countryside of Schleswig-Holstein.




It took the German armed forces more than twelve hours to find the lost equipment that one of the Tornado fighters was equipped with. The tanks were empty when the incident occurred. The police cordoned off the area of ​​their fall.

One of the tanks was found on a dirt road near the A1 federal highway on the same day, another was found the next day. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. The Luftwaffe warned the population of the inadmissibility of touching the tanks, citing the risk of injury.

Why did the plane lose Tanks mid-flight, still unclear. According to the German military, the combat vehicle previously underwent maintenance. However, in general, the Tornado fleet, which was adopted in 1983, is seriously outdated. At the same time, at the beginning of this year, the Bundeswehr refused to purchase the F-35. The Luftwaffe is currently choosing between the Boeing F / A-18 and the Eurofighter.
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  1. Kontrik
    Kontrik 22 September 2019 14: 26
    +9
    Ah Germans, to what the Jews have brought you their ... Shame!
    Germany is the only country with whom Russia fought on equal terms! ..
    1. demo
      demo 22 September 2019 15: 31
      +2
      You are, hush .......!
      Now they will run over and explain to you that THEY have nothing to do with it.
    2. figwam
      figwam 22 September 2019 16: 23
      0
      The Luftwaffe warned the population of the inadmissibility of touching the tanks, citing the risk of injury.

      And what could be dangerous there? duralumin and kerosene residues, I think it was not tanks.
      1. vladimirZ
        vladimirZ 22 September 2019 17: 34
        +3
        What's this? In our regiment, the aircraft technician, when towing the MIG-21 from flights to the hangar, dropped suspension blocks for unguided missiles onto the concrete.
        A hanging fuel tanks on airplanes can be reset by simply switching the toggle switch, which the pilot probably did by mistake.
        On the ground from accidentally dropping them, special "checks" are placed on the pylon - roughly speaking, a pin with a red ribbon tied to it (so as not to forget), which are removed before flights. I once put them on inter-flight service, which is generally required by the regulations, but once I forgot to take them off, and released the plane from the start with these checks. I saw when the plane started to move, I had to pull them off on the fly. For my part, I pulled it off without any problems, and for the second I had to dive under the tail of the "gazanuvshuyu" plane, almost got under the gas stream, and in pursuit with the plane to pull off the second pin. Since then, with the beginning of flights, I have removed these checks until the end of the flight shift.
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 22 September 2019 17: 48
          -1
          German Tornado lost fuel tanks
          and their cars are not the same ....
  2. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 22 September 2019 14: 26
    +3
    However, in general, the Tornado fleet, which was put into service in the 1983 year, is seriously outdated. At the same time, at the beginning of this year, the Bundeswehr refused to purchase the F-35. The Luftwaffe is currently choosing between the Boeing F / A-18 and the Eurofighter.
    Gorgeous "advertising" "very-very" Fu-35.
    And the reason for the dumping of the tanks was most likely sitting in the cabin.
  3. NF68
    NF68 22 September 2019 14: 27
    +2
    An "important" event that cannot be missed. The Americans also lost nuclear bombs. And here are the empty fuel tanks.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 22 September 2019 17: 49
      +1
      Quote: NF68
      An "important" event that cannot be missed. The Americans also lost nuclear bombs. And here are the empty fuel tanks.

      ours also dropped, it was a matter.
      1. NF68
        NF68 24 September 2019 15: 57
        0
        Quote: Dead Day
        Quote: NF68
        An "important" event that cannot be missed. The Americans also lost nuclear bombs. And here are the empty fuel tanks.

        ours also dropped, it was a matter.


        What can you do if the Germans have nothing more to drop. Well at least the plane itself was not "dropped" with their current mess in the Bundeswehr.
  4. Sky strike fighter
    Sky strike fighter 22 September 2019 14: 36
    +4
    The Luftwaffe is currently choosing between the Boeing F / A-18 and the Eurofighter.

    They pretend to choose, since for Germany the variant with the F / A-18 looks at least strange. Eurofighter will be bought, and in the future they are counting on a new generation aircraft, developed jointly by France, Germany and Spain.
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 22 September 2019 15: 26
      +3
      Quote: Sky Strike fighter
      Eurofighter will buy

      It would be the most logical, especially since the headquarters of Eurofighter is located in Munich. But lately, the actions of politicians on all sides of all "barricades" are not particularly saturated with logic ... :( After all, in theory, F / A-18 was not even worth considering in principle. If you really need to create the appearance of a tender, then " Vigen "at their service. And / or Rafale."
      1. Sky strike fighter
        Sky strike fighter 22 September 2019 15: 36
        +1
        Why is Rafal better than Eurofighter? France claims to be the leader in Europe instead of Germany. Why strengthen it like that? And Eurofighter was originally conceived as a single fighter in Europe, and not France as Rafal. Influenza by major systems is American-dependent. Only Eurofighter.
        1. Avis-bis
          Avis-bis 22 September 2019 15: 44
          +3
          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          Why is Rafal better than Eurofighter?

          Where did I say that? I clearly outlined his role in this hypothetical tender, actually. Read carefully.
          Eurofighter was originally conceived as a single fighter in Europe

          Yah? Seriously? :))) And the water is wet.
    2. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
      Andrei from Chelyabinsk 22 September 2019 15: 52
      +2
      Quote: Sky Strike fighter
      They pretend that they choose, since for Germany the variant with F / A-18 looks at least strange

      Yes, not that ... Just to replace the Tornado, the hornet is better than the Eurofighter
      1. Sky strike fighter
        Sky strike fighter 22 September 2019 16: 12
        0
        In the same UK, the tornadoes were decommissioned and their functions were assigned to Eurofighter. Why would Germany in the light of recent disputes between Europe and the United States buy American F / A-18s?
        1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
          Andrei from Chelyabinsk 22 September 2019 16: 22
          +2
          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          In the same UK, tornadoes were decommissioned and their functions assigned to Eurofighter

          Well, in 2018 like a Tornado, the RAF was still listed. But the fact is that as a strike aircraft, the F / A-18 is still better - it is heavier and can carry more payload over a longer range than the eurofighter.
          In other words, no one says that Eurofighter is not suitable as a strike aircraft, it is only that the hornet is more effective.
          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          Why would Germany in the light of recent disputes between Europe and the United States buy American F / A-18?

          Lovely scolding - only amuse. But I was not talking about the political aspects of the deal, but only about the technical side of the matter.
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 22 September 2019 14: 38
    +2
    What do you want if the gynecologist drove the army? lol fellow
  6. tlauicol
    tlauicol 22 September 2019 14: 52
    +4
    Chinese tankers dropped?
    1. Vadim02rus
      Vadim02rus 22 September 2019 15: 26
      +1
      Yeah. Lendlis.
  7. Thrifty
    Thrifty 22 September 2019 15: 27
    0
    Well done Germans - in flight they drained fuel from hanging tanks, and sold! !! wassat wassat
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 22 September 2019 15: 42
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      Well done Germans - in flight they drained fuel from hanging tanks, and sold! !! wassat wassat

      Yes there are all great fellows. Judging by the warnings "Don't touch!", The "backlashes" do not harbor illusions about their zealous compatriots - they are clearly afraid that someone will override the thing necessary in the household. :)
  8. Prisoner
    Prisoner 22 September 2019 16: 48
    0
    Chic thing. laughing Such a "tank" yes to the dacha.
    1. NN52
      NN52 22 September 2019 18: 44
      +3
      After falling from 6 km, only in non-ferrous metal ... It will not go to the dacha "for a shower" ...
  9. Piramidon
    Piramidon 22 September 2019 17: 13
    +1
    German Tornado lost fuel tanks

    Lost or dropped? Or, without waiting for the investigation, the media started the competition - who will be the toughest to spoil?
    Py.Sy. I am not a fan or a defender of their Luftwaffe,
    a matter of fairness
  10. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 22 September 2019 17: 20
    +1
    Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

    The main thing is that none of the uninjured was injured. The question involved is open.
  11. Adimius38
    Adimius38 22 September 2019 21: 44
    -2
    NO wonder how this old trough still flies