Well, boys, we got three engines out, we got more holes in us than a horse trader's mule, the radio is gone and...
outlaw162 wrote:Well, boys, we got three engines out, we got more holes in us than a horse trader's mule, the radio is gone and...
Two GE-90's and future generations won't appreciate this.
The envisioned sequel: "Well boys, we got two engines out, I guess the movie is over."
We'll also lose the signature, timeless SAC bomber phrase:
"Grab some throttles, we're going around."
(What will they do with the extra throttles?)
southernphantom wrote:If the TF33s were replaced with former KC-135 CFM-56 engines, it would need to be a one-for-one replacement to avoid LOSING overall thrust. One CFM-56/F108-CF-100 does not have anywhere the thrust of two TF-33s.
SpudmanWP wrote:Here yo go, a B-52 with 4 RB-211s
SpudmanWP wrote:Here is a B-52 testing a C-17 engine
USAF Museum wrote:Two B-52Es were modified for use as engine test beds. One aircraft (B-52E-55-BW, S/N 57-0119) was used to test the General Electric TF-39 for the Lockheed C-5A Galaxy program. The TF-39 was mounted on the right inboard engine pylon in place of the two J57s normally installed. The single TF-39 turbofan, rated at about 40,000 pounds, had as much thrust as four J57 turbojets on a standard production B-52E.
Another aircraft (B-52E-85-BO, S/N 56-0636) was similarly modified to test the JT9D turbofan engine for the Boeing 747 program.