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User currently offlineRapo From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 395 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1038 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?


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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

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

Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 998 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 9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 983 times:

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

thanks Flygga

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