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Luftwaffe Technical Information

 

Luftwaffe Fuel Matrix

Luftwaffe Fuel Types and Color Codes
Type
Octane Rating
Fuel Color
Remarks
Yergaserkraftstoff
72
Red
 
A3 Flugmotorenbenzin
70 (Note 1)
(80 with BTA)
Blue
 
B4 Flugmotorenbenzin
72 (Note 1)
(89 with BTA)
Blue
 
C3 Flugmotorenbenzin
95 (with BTA)
Green
 
E1 Flugdieselkraftstoff
37-70
Octane varies by supplier
E2 Flugdieselkraftstoff
?
 
J2 Flugdieselkraftstoff
?
 
K1 Flugdieselkraftstoff
50
 
 
 
 
 

Note 1: Grundbenzin, kein Frontkraftstoff

BTA = Bleitetraathyl (lead tetraethyl)

The actual octane rating as delivered by the engine changes according to the base fuel, fuel supplements engine type, and the war emergency boost given to some engines by direct fuel injection of other additives during combat.

Nominally, there is a triangle fuel marking at the fuel filler port stating to the ground crew what type of fuel to put into the aircraft.