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User currently offlineRapo From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 395 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 924 times:


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Can anyone tell me what the protruding rods mounted on the bottom of the engines of this 737 are? Something to do with de-icing perhaps?

thanks,
rapo

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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 898 times:

I don't know. You should try the Tech_Ops part of this site


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User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 884 times:

They are "vortex dissipaters". They are part of the gravel runway kit that was an option on the B737-200 for operations at unimproved airports. They are used to help prevent debris from being ingested into the engines. Another part of the gravel kit visible on this plane is the gravel deflectors of the side of the fuselage near the nose wheel.

Richard Silagi


User currently offlineRapo From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 869 times:

I guess that's the closest Boeing ever came to making a "bushjet"

thanks Flygga


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