Preliminary Investigation of Fuel Tank Ullage Reactions During Horizontal Gunfire
Final technical rept. 1 Dec 1970-30 Jun 1972
AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The report deals with the effect horizontal gunfire has on the flammability of hydrocarbon turbine fuel in aircraft fuel tanks. Two fuels, JP-4 and JP-8 were used in the testing. The fuels were placed in an explosion proof test vessel and subjected to CAL .50 Armor-Piercing Incendiary gunfire. A wide range of conditions were investigated and the results are presented. The test program was designed to briefly explore the many facets of the fuel tank fire and explosion problem with the intent of investigating in more detail during future testing those areas which appear to be of major significance.