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B-52 drops engine near Minot

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posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 12:38 AM
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This is an oldie but a goody..
SUV Strafed




posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 03:16 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Ohhh. want a B52 engine on display in my yard. Why didn't it fall off and land in MY back yard. I'd cover it with a tarp so it looked like a woodpile till they quit looking for it.

That should be treated like a foul or homerun in baseball, you catch it you keep it!



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 04:45 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I find this very strange. From what I recall of B52 engine mounting, the engines are mounted in blocks of two, and that ordinarily, these are connected together, or share a mounting frame. How, therefore, did this aircraft manage to become divorced from just one single engine, as opposed to two?

a reply to: NightFlight

I am afraid I cannot let this go...

You AXED them who they were talking to? Look, if you need a hatchet to communicate, then you are living in the wrong century. Seriously, no... you ASKED them who they were talking to. For pities sake!



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 05:02 AM
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A bit of real life Donnie Darko. Hope we have more than 28 days left...



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 08:35 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Me too! Unfortunately I'd be fighting off rednecks who'd want to scrap it....



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 09:45 AM
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When I was 13 the Air Force was doing maneuvers near my house and a Sparrow missile fell off and stuck like a lawn dart in a hillside about a half mile away. Turned out that it was a live missile. They had a hell of a time getting to it. You could see it from my front yard, but, it was rough terrain and there were no roads. They finally lowered some guys down from a helo and they dug it out. They never thought to ask us. There was a trail that would have made it much easier for them.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 10:09 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

It's a single pylon, with a double cowling, but each engine is attached individually to the pylon. They're paired for aerodynamic reasons.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yes, but aren't they paired in an actual block which joins the two, a physical structure they are contained within?

I am confused!



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

No. The pylon comes down, and is shaped like an upside down T coming off the wing. Each side of the T has a connection point for each engine. The cowling covers both engines, but the engine itself is separate from the other.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Ah, so its just a flimsy hood that you see around the whole thing eh?

I see!



That clears that up nicely!



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Basically. The cowling is for aerodynamic purposes over the engine. Each engine is held on by a fore and aft pin and connections to the aircraft.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 10:48 AM
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I have a cabin about 25 miles north west of Wurtsmith AFB closed now but when they were fully operational it could get real loud outdoors. I was also in the Coast guard stationed in Tawas about 30 miles south of the base. they would come in over the lake real low and you could feel them before you could hear em. Then a whistling noise till all hell broke loose and you couldn't hear anything but them.




posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 10:55 AM
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Oops! Reminds me of another desperate time in history



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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Luckily it was a TF33 and not this one.




posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 02:40 PM
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originally posted by: Natas0114
a reply to: rickymouse

Me too! Unfortunately I'd be fighting off rednecks who'd want to scrap it....


The price of scrap is really low right now so you might have it easy till the price goes up again.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

How fast could they change an engine on one of those B52s?



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Three to four hours on one engine if they push. Average about five to six.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 03:06 PM
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The engine itself is buried in snow in a riverbed in the J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge. Officials were going to meet with refuge officials to develop a plan to get the engine back.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 04:57 PM
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This could be big for Pratt&Whitney. They completed accelerated testing of a TF33 upgrade that could see an improvement in fuel burn, safety, and reliability.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Interesting picture, what type of engine is that?



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