SailorOrion
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B-52 Engines?

Mon Jul 22, 2002 7:23 pm

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.

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RE: B-52 Engines?

Mon Jul 22, 2002 8:59 pm

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.
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RE: B-52 Engines?

Mon Jul 22, 2002 9:17 pm

the current H model B-52 uses the TF-33-p-103
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RE: B-52 Engines?

Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:52 pm

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SailorOrion
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RE: B-52 Engines?

Tue Jul 23, 2002 12:41 am

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.

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RE: B-52 Engines?

Tue Jul 23, 2002 12:59 am

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RE: B-52 Engines?

Tue Jul 23, 2002 2:16 am

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

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RE: B-52 Engines?

Tue Jul 23, 2002 4:10 pm

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...

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RE: B-52 Engines?

Tue Jul 23, 2002 6:28 pm

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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RE: B-52 Engines?

Wed Jul 24, 2002 7:04 am

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!"

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RE: B-52 Engines?

Wed Jul 24, 2002 7:59 am

"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.

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RE: B-52 Engines?

Wed Jul 24, 2002 11:56 am

or BR715 engines, eh?

Could you imagine??? I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight. That would be one buff Buff.
 
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RE: B-52 Engines?

Wed Jul 24, 2002 1:48 pm


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

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