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Old 02-19-2014, 09:04 PM
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The old deuce and a halfs were multi-fuel diesel, there are undoubtedly still some around, if maybe in some state national guard armories. The military has little need for gasoline in recent years, having switched to vehicles like the Humvee and engine turbines. Basically there is one fuel used for Army aircraft and support equipment, vehicles, and generators. Jp8 is good stuff. It's supposed to be dispensed with anti-fungal and a de-icer like PRIST. An old motor sergeant said that he was part of the "red ball express" and for some reason the correct fuel wasn't available. They mixed up a batch of gasoline and 90 weight gear oil and were on their way. Said it smoked pretty bad, but got the job done. Hm.
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