One Should not have to be an engineer to figure this one out.
I thought the same thing but didn't want to say it. I feel the same about arguing over these pictures; the pictures are what they are, and have nothing to do with the question that was asked.
Some people here are young and new to aviation and they may not know even basic, stuff, though. But still, use some critical thinking skills - any combustion engine of any kind requires an air intake.
Well, some planes can actually ferry with an engine covered. For example the Il-62.
Well, yes, and I had a feeling someone would mention this. But it's not the question that was asked - the question that was asked was "I saw a photo some time ago on A.net that showed a Pan Am Dc-10 taking off from an airport with all three engines covered? Is this possible?"
The answer to that question is no, any way you slice it.
Ferried engines on most planes are not covered, anyway; the fan blades are secured to prevent windmilling, but the wind resistance precludes them being totally covered. But there may be some aircraft that can fly with a covered engine being ferried.
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