What burns hotter,

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    coals with bellows or jet fuel?
     
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    I'm going to refer you to Eots on this one.
     
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    Jet Fuel.

    The reason TWA800 could not possibly have been brought down by a non-existent spark in an empty and vented center fuel tank is because you could stick a match in the fuel at ground level and the match will go out.

    The fuel needs to be shot through fuel injectors to ignite and then it burns at (I'm not looking it up) but I think it was 2,000 degrees.
     
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    Prolly one or the other.
     
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    No, it doesn't.

    I can throw a match in gasoline two. Or I can light it on the ground. It doesn't have to be atomized, you just have to ignite the fumes.

    We know there were fires, we saw them on the video. You don't think fuel heated by the fires would release flammable fumes? :cuckoo:
     
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    If you are talking about LIQUID fuel you are correct but since the tank was largely empty it was fule VAPOR that detonated.
     
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    Depends on how much jet fuel you use to get the coals lit! LOL!
     
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    lol:lol:
     
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    All I know is both burn hot enough to weaken steel.
     
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    Yeah, SOP for pilots heading JFK to Europe is to vent the empty tanks on the ascent.
     

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