Modern military aircraft. Polish Air Force F-16D combat jet plane on approach, equipped with conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) on the fuselage
Contributor:Charles Polidano / Touch The Skies / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:4617 x 3078 px | 39.1 x 26.1 cm | 15.4 x 10.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:21 September 2017
Location:Malta International Airport, Luqa, Malta
This aircraft is carrying extra fuel in drop tanks under the wings and conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) mounted on the fuselage above the wings. CFTs cannot be jettisoned in flight, unlike drop tanks, but on the other hand CFTs cause little drag and do not significantly affect the aircraft's performance in flight.