HC Deb 13 March 1946 vol 420 c233W
134. Mr. Kirby

asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production to what extent the Henderson crash proof fuel tank has been used in Service air craft; with what results as to its safety value; and whether it is proposed to make wider use of this device in future.

Mr. Woodburn

The Henderson crash proof fuel tank was fitted in a small number of R.A.F. training aircraft. The tank gave satisfactory results but complete evidence as to its safety value was not obtained as none of the aircraft in which it was fitted suffered an accident of the nature in which serious collapse of a normal tank would have occurred. I am unable to say whether this particular design will be adopted for use in Service-aircraft in the future.

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