View Full Version : Smoke colour

05-22-2006, 02:35 PM
I've noticed that when hit a plane can produce black or white smoke. Why two different colours?

05-22-2006, 02:49 PM
Generally, black smoke = oil system damaged (Major engine damage imminent). The white smoke that you refer to usually is just a fuel leak. It's semi-transparent and in some planes it will stop after awhile (self-sealing tank-equipped planes), others you "bleed" until you either make it home or watch the prop stop.

05-22-2006, 04:14 PM
And if your refering to the puffs of somke at the moment you hit them thats just dust and smoke and junk