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JP-10Jet Propellant 10 (standard missile fuel, MIL-P-87107)
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With improvements in process efficiency, the biofuel could supplement limited supplies of petroleum-based JP-10, and might also facilitate development of a new generation of more powerful engines.
For example, the human [P.sub.b:a] for benzene, cyclohexane, JP-10, and p-xylene were 8.19, 1.41, 52.5, and 44.7, respectively (Gargas et al.
Tests recently conducted at APL's Avery Advanced Technology Development Laboratory demonstrated for the first time that pure JP-10 liquid hydrocarbon fuel--like that burned in Tomahawk cruise missiles--can be injected and burned successfully in the kind of supersonic combustion engine required to power a hypersonic missile.