Re: Inert Gas In Fuel Tanks

From:         cp@panix.com (Charles Platt)
Organization: PANIX Public Access Internet and UNIX, NYC
Date:         03 Sep 96 01:16:54 
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Dave Starr (DaveStarr@worldnet.att.net) wrote:
> Thanks for that C-17 info, Jeremey.  I wasn't aware that anything tht
> modern was using an inert gas system.  It's interesting to note that a
> number of modern AF aircraft,  notably many C-130E and H's, use blocks of
> reticulated poylurethane foam to completelly fill the tankage space.

I believe a similar system is used in formula race cars, to reduce the
chances of explosion or massive fuel spills in a crash.