#1528: PumpJump

Concorde was one of the first planes to be able to automatically shift fuel around the plane to maintain stability in flight.

Today’s invention is a fuel transport system for fighter planes which has the opposite intention.

When under attack, fuel could be rapidly pumped from one wing to another. This would enable eg incendiary bullets to pass through without causing a fire, but also it would create sharp, lateral jinking motions in flight -to help avoid being hit by a pursuing missile.

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