posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 12:33 PM
a reply to: BigTrain
If it was 100-200 feet long you'd have an aircraft that couldn't leave the ground because of its own weight.
The F119 engine is 16' 11" long, and weighs 3900 pounds. That's approximately 229.4 pounds per foot of engine. That means a 100 foot long engine would
weigh over 22,000 pounds.
Now if you're talking a 100-200 foot long intake, why? There's plenty of technology available to slow the air entering the engine now, before it hits