Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight
to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

This should give you an idea of how the B-52 has evolved over sixty years:




The newer TF-33 turbofans still smoke, but nothing like those old water-injected J57s! There have been proposals over the years to re-engine the B-52s with four high-bypass turbofans for better range and fuel economy. That may still happen, since the B-52 is planned to be in use for another thirty years. By then, the newest airframe will be over 80 years old.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Yep lots of smoke and noise, and it IS the sound of freedom!