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Both separation hooks for the slipper tank are visible here. When a pilot selected to drop the slipper tank in flight, the twin hooks ...

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Both separation hooks for the slipper tank are visible here. When a pilot selected to drop the slipper tank in flight, the twin hooks located behind captured its rear edge, helping the tank to fall clear of the aircraft. The audible bang associated with the event informed the pilot that the tank was gone!

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