Airfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4538 times:
I hate to say it but the photo looks like a fake. First off there is no fire coming out the exhaust. Second, in order for that much flame to blow out the intake at speed you would need a massive explosion, in the end bringing down the plane.
Dash 80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 309 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4515 times:
Fr8mech is right. The so called "stall" of airflow through the compressor allows hot gasses from the combustor to travel right out the front of the engine. A normal stable flow of air makes the gasses travel out through the rear of the engine. The overtemp problem is an issue as these conditions were not intended for the compressor and can cause suitable damage to the engine as a whole.
SLCPilot From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 607 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4309 times:
Here's another vote for the picture not being "fake". The following is a quote from a former Thunderbird pilot....
Now, F-100 pilots are accustomed to loud noises. Even in the best of circumstances, the afterburner can ' bang ' pretty hard when it lights off. It's also fairly common for the engine compressor to stall, sometimes forcing a violent cough of rejected air back up the intake. Flame belches out the oval nose--which will definitely wake you up at night--and the shock can kick your feet off the rudder pedals. Any F-100 pilot who hears a loud " BANG ! " automatically thinks, "compressor stall," and unloads the jet to get air traveling down the intake in the right direction.
SO, INSTINCTIVELY, the explosion causes me to relax stick-pressure to unload the airplane. By now, I'm fully into one of those fast-forward mental exercises where seasons compress into seconds, the leaves changing color while you watch. I move the stick forward lethargically, even having time to think, "That's no compressor stall ! ! "
Anyway, you can read the full account of the F-100 beakup here if you want.