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lastvautour

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What is it Jun 2010
« on: June 23, 2010, 07:13:57 AM »
Should be familar to many.

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lastvautour

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Re: What is it Jun 2010
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 09:45:37 AM »
This should be a dead giveaway. Sorry for quality of the photo graph.

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Re: What is it Jun 2010
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 10:03:37 AM »
Now it looks like a 747 engine on a B-52. Some sort of test?

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Re: What is it Jun 2010
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 11:59:49 AM »
I knew it was a giveaway. Way to go Dave.



Now you guys figure out why this engine is hung as such.

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Re: What is it Jun 2010
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 05:19:11 AM »
Is it a test installation for either the C5 Galaxy or the DC10?
Or even a test for a Super-B52? (is it a bird , is it a plane, yes its SUPERBUFF!)

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Re: What is it Jun 2010
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 09:52:41 AM »
You tell me! It may take a while, but it is out there. It is a RR engine.

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Re: What is it Jun 2010
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 10:33:46 PM »
Wow.  I really didn't see that one coming.  Nice quiz, Lou!  My dad once joked about flying a 10-engined B-52.  I think they were carrying two Hound Dog missiles.

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Re: What is it Jun 2010
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010, 05:46:43 AM »
A quote from about.com reads

"USAF intends to retain the B-52 through 2040 and has investigated several options for updating and enhancing the bomber, including replacing its eight engines with four Rolls-Royce RB211 534E-4 engines"

From all I could find, the RR re-engine project as not proceeded any further than the study.

Lou