Thickened Fuels May Reduce Crash Fires
Ft. Monroe, Va.—Recent work on controlled-flammability fuel emulsions and gels indicates that these thickened fuels can be burned directly in gas turbine engines with a significant reduction in aircraft fire hazards. The Army plans to flight test an emulsified fuel within a year. For the most part, however, work on these modified fuels is still in the early research and development stage. Operational use may be as much as five years away, and there is a possibility it may never develop.
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