Military grade fuel tanks

Client: GKN Aerospace

Brief: To manufacture fuel tanks for military vehicles.

We design, test and manufacture fuel tanks for a number of different clients, many of those in the commercial sector. But one of our clients, GKN Aerospace is a little bit different.

GKN is world leading supplier of high performance aviation and engine products. The company recently asked us to produce a fuel tank for their Terrier Vehicle. Terriers are used in extremely inhospitable environments and combat situations so every component needs to be extremely reliable and durable.

As a consequence, we specified the use of nylon instead of polyethylene for the fuel tank to make it as robust and hardwearing as possible.

After rigourous impact and fire tests the final product was put into full production using rotational moulding.