Internal Fuel Tank
Updated 10 April 2018 - Version 0.1.2
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Extra fuel is must-have if you prefer fair play without frequent exploit of save/load. Take 5.6 LY hyperjump from Lave to Zaonce. In regular case you have 1.4 LY fuel remaining in system of destination. But in case of misjump you are stranded in midpoint between systems and you need 2.8 LY fuel to return to normal space. You have only 1.4 LY.
Well, we have expendable pylon mounted 3 LY Fuel Tank
(author Ramirez) and internal fuel tanks (Extra Fuel Tanks & Duplex Fuel Tank
, author smivs). Both approaches are used in real reality – expendable pylon mounted fuel tanks and conformal fuel tanks. But I think price difference between 3 LY expendable Fuel Tank for 75 Cr and 3 LY internal Reserve Fuel Tank for 50000 Cr is slightly exaggregated.
My solution: 5 LY expendable Internal Fuel Tank for 100 Cr. It mounts on cargo bay and requires free 5 tons of free cargo space. It is single used primed equipment. Press Shift-N to select internal fuel tank and N to activate it. After activation fuel will be transferred onto main fuel tank (all extra fuel over main fuel tank capacity will be lost) and tank will disassemble, freeing occupied space.
I think internal fuel tank is a balanced addition to pylon mounted fuel tanks. Sometimes you may prefer to sacrifice 5 tons of cargo space for extra security. In this case you can install internal fuel tank and activate it immediately after entering dangerous system, still having one or two pylon mounted tanks just for case.
Minimal TL to install Internal Fuel Tank: TL = 7 (8th TL on F7 page)
Fuel Tank (author Ramirez)
Extra Fuel Tanks (author smivs)