Re: New GE images of Area 51

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Message posted by Joerg (Webmaster) (Member since 10/17/2000) on May 02, 2022 at 20:16:40 PST:

Nice catch on the added tank. Historic GE images show the two tanks since at least 2002. A round tank south of them was removed some time between 2/2013 and 11/2015. It appears to have separate plumbing. Perhaps it contained fuel for the "foreign" aircraft that were based at the north ramp.

We can assume the two tanks contain JP-8 commonly used by jet turbine engines such as in the F-16 or the Blackhawks, other residents of the north ramp.

So, the new tank may indeed indicate a new type of aircraft living there now with a requirement for a different fuel mix.

In Reply to: Re: New GE images of Area 51 posted by Jason S on May 02, 2022 at 17:25:41 PST:


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