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JP-5



JP-5, or JP5 (for "Jet Propellant") is a jet fuel with a high flash point (min. 60 °C), developed in 1952 for use in aircraft stationed aboard aircraft carriers where the risk from fire is particularly great. JP-5 remains the primary jet fuel for most navies. Its NATO code is F-44. It is also called avcat. It is specified by MIL-PRF-5624S and meets the British Specification DEF STAN 91-86 AVCAT/FSII (formerly DERD 2452).

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Freezing point of JP-5 is -46 °C. It does not contain antistatic agents. It is a yellow liquid, based on kerosene.

Other names for JP-5 are NCI-C54784, Fuel oil no. 5, Residual oil no. 5.

JP-5 is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons, containing alkanes, naphthenes, and aromatic hydrocarbons.

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