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Originally posted by ahnggk
It's not just the engines.
The shape of the aircraft is equally important as well..
The most advanced, cleanest, most fuel efficient engine fitted to a flying brick will certainly burn a lot more fuel than a very clean, very low drag design fitted even if fitted with WW2-era jet engines.
The fact that the B-52 while their old engines smoke a lot, they are more aerodynamically efficient than most modern jet airliners today using cleaner engines that's why the B-52 can cover the same distance, and probably burn the same amount of fuel.edit on 25-1-2012 by ahnggk because: (no reason given)