CFP: European History Section of the Southern Historical Association, Louisville, KY, Nov. 7-10, 2019

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The European History Section of the Southern Historical Association invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels for presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association in Louisville, Kentucky, November 7-10, 2019. Papers on any aspect and any period of European history or European history in global context are welcome.

Re: Did German jets really run on diesel?

In Germany; in the initial conceptual stages, especially during design and prototype manufacturing and testing stage, jet engines used “gas”. That is; hydrogen and propane gas. Maybe that is why they are referred as “gas turbine powerplants”. Joke aside; one of the advantages voiced for jet engines in 1938 was “use of cheap home-produced fuels”. The widely used jet engine on the Me-262 jet fighter, the Jumo 004, “was developed from the outset to burn diesel oil”.

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