DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8077 times:
"The engine was started using the F-35βs Honeywell-developed integrated power package (IPP), a combined starter/generator, electrical power supply and environmental control system that saves space and weight."
That's pretty cool that they've been able to integrate all those bulky systems into one.
40,000lbs of thrust is pretty impressive too, too bad it's only single engine though.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7117 times:
Quoting Lehpron (Reply 9): A turbofan afterburner that can actually (and finally) generate more thrust than each of Concorde's engines. I'm curious of the specific stats for it.
There are others out there that came around much before this. The most impressive, I think, is the Russian NK-321... it puts out 55000lbs of thrust in afterburner. (Its found on the Tu-160 long range supersonic bomber)
The B-1B's engines are around 30,000 lbs. of thrust each.
But I think it would be the same case as the F-16. As mentioned above, the two airframes are simply not compatible and would take such a high level of reworking the plumbing/airframe/etc... it wouldn't be worth the trouble.
I'd venture to say we're more likely to see the re-engining of the B-52 than the re-engining of the B-1B. And we all know how long we've been asking, "When are those B52s gonna get re-engined?"
N844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6870 times:
Quote: The first F-35, aircraft AA-1, has been returned to the hangar at Fort Worth in Texas for installation of the final flight-qualified components, with a first flight now expected between mid-November and mid-December. βWe think we will this year, but the real answer is we will fly when the aircraft is ready,β says Pearson.
Does this mean this engine test took place in Fort Worth? Is that where final assembly of the F-35 will take place? I should know these things, but unfortunately, I do not.
New airplanes, new employees, low fares, all touchy-feely ... all of them are losers. -Gordon Bethune
Quote: The B-1R is a proposed replacement for the B-1B fleet. Boeing's director of global strike integration, Rich Parke, was first quoted about the "B-1R" bomber in Air Force Magazine. Parke said the B-1R (R stands for "regional") would be a Lancer with advanced radars, air-to-air missiles, and F-22 engines. Its new top speed β Mach 2.2 β would be purchased at the price of a 20% reduction of the B-1B's combat range. This proposal would involve modifying existing aircraft. The FB-22 and YF-23 are alternative proposals.
Additional enhancements would include network-centric capabilities, air-to-air engagement, active electronically-scanned array radar, improved defensive systems, and opening up existing external hard points for conventional weapons.