I understand that different types of engines use different types of fuel, and as the description of the [jet] tag says, turboprops and jet engines use different types of fuel.
So if – like in the works of fiction The Final Countdown and 1632 – modern aircraft did find themselves in 1940, which aircraft would you readily be able to find fuel for? And which would you have to (re)develop the fuel for?
Let's take the following aircraft as examples:
- AH-64 Apache gunship
- Airbus EC 135 P2e
- AgustaWestland AW101
- Boeing 747 (whatever variant is most prolific today)
- Lockheed C-130 Hercules
- General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
- Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
- Bombardier Dash 8
My assumption is that even the turboprops will not be able to use the aviation fuel available.
Which aircraft could have been fuelled "locally" first? And will any fly with 1940 aviation fuel, maybe with an additive?