HC Deb 19 July 1982 vol 28 cc53-4W
Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he intends to develop conformal fuel tanks for combat aircraft of the Royal Air Force.

Mr. Pattie

No. For reasons of operational flexibility, our current intention is to continue to use drop tanks rather than conformal tanks; but options for increasing the amount of fuel that can be carried by Royal Air Force aircraft are kept continually under review.

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