Legendary Convair B-58 Hustler

Cold war, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm - up to and including for example the A-10, F-15, Mirage 200, MiG-29, and F-18.
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Unread post10 May 2019, 13:11

If it hits the ground it gets into your soil. All concrete is porous and leach rates to permeate to soil are measured in much shorter timeframes than the surfaces are replaced. The only way to purge it is expensive.
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Unread post10 May 2019, 14:16

madrat wrote:If it hits the ground it gets into your soil. All concrete is porous and leach rates to permeate to soil are measured in much shorter timeframes than the surfaces are replaced. The only way to purge it is expensive.


Why would you assume a collection system, specifically designed to deal with jet fuel, would be made of concrete?
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Unread post10 May 2019, 16:33

Or concrete with impermeable membranes underneath.
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Unread post11 May 2019, 01:40

I see, a magic carpet. Absolutely doesn't mix water with fuel I'm sure, too. Magic.
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Unread post11 May 2019, 15:02

madrat wrote:I see, a magic carpet. Absolutely doesn't mix water with fuel I'm sure, too. Magic.


Oh FFS, just because you don't comprehend the concept doesn't make it "magic". :roll:

https://www.epa.gov/hw/learn-basics-hazardous-waste

You're starting to sound like a hysterical, pearl-clutching, pink-haired regressive.
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Unread post11 May 2019, 17:07

Collection of leaked fuel? Very simple. Just use the system I observed collecting leaked fuel under an XB-70 at Carswell AFB in 1966. About 10 five gallon buckets, each located under a leak. When they fill up, empty and repeat as necessary.
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Unread post11 May 2019, 17:33

sferrin wrote:
madrat wrote:I see, a magic carpet. Absolutely doesn't mix water with fuel I'm sure, too. Magic.

Oh FFS, just because you don't comprehend the concept doesn't make it "magic". :roll:
https://www.epa.gov/hw/learn-basics-hazardous-waste
You're starting to sound like a hysterical, pearl-clutching, pink-haired regressive.


I'm just the opposite. I won't listen to a broken record I heard decades ago that proved wrong then and is still wrong today. Keep it off the ground.

The funny thing, sferrin, is last I remember this is about the F-12A and why it was impractical.
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