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Self Sealing Fuel Tank

November 29, 2017

The Problem with Self-Sealing Fuel Tanks: Capacity, not Weight

"The problem with self-sealing fuel tanks was that these rubber layers were an inch or thicker. This may not sound like much, but given the small volume of fuel tanks, removing an inch of capacity in each direction significantly reduced capacity." Posted on November 29, 2017 By Ray Panko | ray@panko.com | Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Source: Air Force Historical...

Photographers from Utility Squadron VJ-1

September 29, 2017

Aerial Cameras in World War II

"Figure 1 doesn’t really show how aerial pictures were taken in World War II. However, the people in the picture...


February 18, 2016

Repair In the Air

Posted on February 18, 2016 By Burl Burlingame | Burl.Burlingame@pacificaviationmuseum.org | Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum It's a photograph of a...

Mapping a sailors service

December 17, 2014

Mapping a Sailor’s Service

Posted on December 17, 2014 By Caroline Sibley, Archivist | Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Mr. Kagel Smith, looking through his...

Ford Island Dispensary

July 31, 2014

The Ford Island Dispensary

Posted on July 31, 2014 By Ray Panko | ray@panko.com | Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Ford Island, NAS Pearl Harbor...

Battle of the Coral Sea

March 8, 2014

Battle of the Coral Sea

Posted on March 8, 2014 By Raymond R. Panko | Ray@Panko.com | Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Synopsis The Battle of...

Historic Ford Island and surrounding area

January 23, 2014

Ford Island – Part I: Overview

Posted on January 23, 2014 By Ray Panko | ray@panko.com | Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Introduction: Ford Island, Pearl Harbor...

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