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"German Use of Voltol" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following article on Voltol is taken from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 6, August 27, 1942.

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Many automobile and airplane experiments have been conducted with Voltol, which greatly improves the lubricating properties of mineral oils. It is reported that most German planes shot down have carried voltolized oils, and, therefore, the assumption is that German Voltol production has been increased. The only plants known to be producing Voltol are the original small Belgian plant at Ghent and the German one at Freital near Dresden. The only question regarding future production is whether or not Germany has a sufficient amount of fatty oils available for use in making Voltol.


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