Oh, really? I didn't know that. Considering I grew up in a house with oil burning heaters. Drove a diesel car for a while, and have a couple kerosene space heaters around here. Never sniffed Jet A, but the others certainly don't smell the same.....Kerosene, JetA , Home heating oil and Diesel #1 are the exact same thing....
Yep, JP4 is a lot like Jet B. As bcguide says, "woof!".We used to crawl under a Huey with a can of sand and drained a little JP4 out of the sump, never had a problem getting it lit. Heated up C rations for 3 or 4 guys.
The Chevron fuel rack in Richmond CA is where my fuel delivery guy, (former Korean Vet helicopter pilot) gets and he said it's all the same exact thing and comes out of the exact same rack. His route is also a few airports.Oh, really? I didn't know that. Considering I grew up in a house with oil burning heaters. Drove a diesel car for a while, and have a couple kerosene space heaters around here. Never sniffed Jet A, but the others certainly don't smell the same.
Ironic that this was mentioned. The same Hollywood FX guy that I mentioned a couple of posts ago was onboard the Forrestal when it went bang.[I think] after the USS Forrestal and USS Oriskany fires. The combination of JP-4-like jet fuel and high-octane Avgas [for the piston Acft like A-1s S2s, etc] made for a truly terrifying holocaust on these ships.
Pfft, in Batlle of Britain (1969), 109s were used to pad out a flight of Hurricanes. But, unlike a lot of modern movies, it was mostly shot with period-ish planes. A lot of the German aircraft were Spanish made after the war.You can toss lit matches in a bucket of Jet A and get no fire, depending on temperature. Warm enough and the fumes will burn. Pour out onto hot asphalt on a 90 deg. F day, the fumes will burn. Kerosene burns fine with a wick, see lanterns, but you might notice the wet wick doesn't burn up after the stray frayed edges that protrude into the burning gasses burn away.
Yes, the liquid will burn, but not easily, and not cold. Spray it into droplets like the injectors on an engine, & it burns much easier. High speed photography shows halos of fire around burning droplets as it vaporizes.
And legally owned and refurbished WW2 flame throwers often use kerosene instead of the jellied gasoline in demos and movies for safety reasons. Here's more detail if you care, an interview by a historical firearms expert with the Flame thrower professional who restores them and does the tech work for movies.
But to answer, again, the Question. Nope. Won't happen. Die Hard 2 used Movie Magic. I loved #1 & #3. The original is a superbly crafted movie with great acting and characters, including one of the best all time villains. Alan Rickman's first big movie roll, & he hit it out of the park.
But I bet the FBI isn't pleased being the comic relief incompetent ones in the film.
You want accuracy in a movie? Apollo 13. Or Tom Hanks "From the Earth to the Moon" series. And they aren't perfect.
I'm looking forward to the new Midway movie. I just hope it isn't terrible. The old Midway (1976) was a great movie, but iirc one star takes off in a Wildcat & lands in a Hellcat, not only changing planes in mid air, but using time travel to get one from the future.
I used 100% straight Jet A for years in my Volkswagon Diesel Rabbit. Lasted me all though Collegediesel VW Rabbit every day but he added it to the existing fuel in the tank and did not try to run the car on straight Jet A) but if used exclusively, the results will not be good for the engine due to a lack of lubricity.
I don’t know what that has to do with anything. They were a real POS of a car, got good fuel mileage and I didn’t care what happened to it when parked in San Francisco, which is a **** hole to park in.And I worked for VW of America stamping plant making all the body parts for the U.S. Rabbit.
In about 1985 or so we made a 100 aluminum body Rabbits .
I don’t know what that has to do with anything. They were a real POS of a car, got good fuel mileage and I didn’t care what happened to it when parked in San Francisco, which is a **** hole to park in.