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B-52 Engines?  
User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Brief question:
What engines do / did the B-52 bombers have? I know that CFM is trying to talk the AF into installing CFM-56 engines onto those.

SailorOrion

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User currently offlineAvioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

They came with J-57's until the H models which had TF-33's (a variant of the JT-3) with short bypass ducts.


One may educate the ignorance from the unknowing but stupid is forever. Boswell; ca: 1533
User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

the current H model B-52 uses the TF-33-p-103


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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/military/read.main/9893/

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/military/read.main/8913/


LY744.



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User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

LY744:
Why did you put these links there? I've read these threads, but I could not find the exact current engine type on the B-52.

SailorOrion


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

Because you mentioned the potential re-engining of the Buff mainly.

Have a look at these:
http://www.af.mil/news/factsheets/B_52_Stratofortress.html

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/bomber/b-52.htm

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/bomber/b-52_hist.htm


LY744.






Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineDuncan From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

The AF has an unsolicited bid to replace the engines with (4) RB211-535E4's. If they are considering this proposal is still unknown.

DD


User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

To me, the buff really wouldn't be the same if it was a plain old boring 4-blower...

I love to see those cockpit shots that show what appears to be a throttle lever forest underneath about a thousand engine parameters clocks...

I like to imagine an engine failure scenario:

-Hey Joe, we lost an engine!
-Uh,... Which one?
-Let me see, ...Uh, #6, I think...
-Oh, Ok. So how's your wife?
-Oh fine, thanks. Thanks for coming to dinner the other night!
-Sure, don't mention it..
...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Hey, maybe a B-52 pilot would tell me I'am not that off the LOC here...

Regards, all.



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

Yeah at least if you are going to reengine the buff, keep it in a recognizable configurations.

How about 8 Tay's or BR715 engines, eh?

That way you keep that mean 8 hole look.

There was a joke that was going around about a B-52 declaring an engine out emergency. Some crackpot got on the radio and asked, "What the hell are you complaining about, you have 7 others!"



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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

L188: the variation I heard on that was that a fighter pilot was told that he needed to circle for a while because a B-52 had lost an engine and needed to land directly, and the fighter pilot responded "Ah, yes, the dreaded seven-engine approach!"

Steve


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

"To me, the buff really wouldn't be the same if it was a plain old boring 4-blower..."

Don't worry, not gonna happen.

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

or BR715 engines, eh?

Could you imagine??? I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight. That would be one buff Buff.


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2061 times:


For your amusement. Taken at the Minot AFB Airshow Summer 2k1.

regards,
Serge


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