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Old 08-30-2019, 10:22 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piotrsko View Post
The Hindenburg was a THERMITE fire, the hydrogen was just an added insult.

It didn't blow up, it caught fire after the containment system burnt away

On rocket engines, with all that liquid O2 mixing with liquid hydrogen, you still need an ignition source to get a fire. Go look at all the launch pad cameras at the spark devices on launch.
Yes,it was a NASA engineer,who after watching color footage of the Hindenburg fire,realized that it was the doped,powdered-aluminum fabric which was the cause of the conflagration.He obtained a fragment of the actual airship,and demonstrated a static-electric ignition,and rapid propagation of combustion.

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