Buh bye TDI - Page 2 - Fuelly Forums

Click here to see important news regarding the aCar App

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2016, 11:36 PM   #11
Registered Member
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 464
Country: United Kingdom
Location: East Yorkshire
I was suprised to read in a Russian report after Kursk that most hit T -34s burnt.
Turns out that as long as the fuel tanks had some air in, then when hit they exploded and burned badly. As the fuel tank was in the front of the crew compartment, this was pretty bad news for the crews.

benlovesgoddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 08:10 AM   #12
Registered Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,852
Country: United States
Location: north east PA
The forces needed to penetrate the armor is enough to ignite diesel.

Which fuel a military force uses most likely came down to supply and logistics.

American petroleum is sweet, light crude, making gasoline from it cheap. So during WWII, our tanks ran on petrol. The Shermans supplied to Britain needed to be outfitted with a diesel.

American forces now use diesel, actually jet fuel, because supply one fuel is easier than multiple ones to the battlefield.

Ships use bunker fuel at sea. Which is harder to simply ignite than diesel, but also might require heating to flow.

trollbait is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.