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The Most Powerful Engine.

Sat Jan 06, 2001 5:38 pm

Which is the most powerful Jet Engine in terms of Thrust.
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RE: The Most Powerful Engine.

Sun Jan 07, 2001 1:54 am

I think its the Rolls-Royce engines built for the 777. Combined, they put out more thrust than a Saturn 5 rocket. Anyone know the engine's designation?

On a side note, I wonder if the A380's engines will be more powerful, but there will be 4 of them compared to 2 on the 777.
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RE: The Most Powerful Engine.

Sun Jan 07, 2001 1:57 am

I think I meant Pratt & Whitney in that last one. I was wandering around the Airbus site before this   Sorry.
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RE: The Most Powerful Engine.

Sun Jan 07, 2001 2:08 am

More powerful than a Saturn V? I don't think so. Show me where you got that info.
 
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RE: The Most Powerful Engine.

Sun Jan 07, 2001 3:05 am

The most powerful aircraft engine currently in service is Pratt & Whitney's PW4098 used on the 777-300. It is rated at 98,000lb thrust.

A side note:

GE will put its newest GE90, the GE90-115B, on test this year rated at 115,000lb thrust for the upcoming 777-300ER

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RE: The Most Powerful Engine.

Sun Jan 07, 2001 3:13 am

The thrust on a first stage Saturn V is 6,000,000, pounds. Good Try. Even the puny Atlas, which put Glenn, Carpenter, Schirra, and Cooper into orbit, puts out about 370,000 lbs. thrust.

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RE: The Most Powerful Engine.

Sun Jan 07, 2001 3:44 am

It was on the discovery channel's special on the B777, they stated that the combined thrust at maximum was greater than the first rocket to take humans to the moon. I believe that was the Saturn 5, I'll check the books. And if anyone taped that show would you kindly check for me?
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RE: The Most Powerful Engine.

Sun Jan 07, 2001 5:33 am

Actually, the saturn V made over 7,500,000 lbs of thrust. Many many times more that any jet engine has ever made (or ever will).

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RE: The Most Powerful Engine.

Sun Jan 07, 2001 9:30 am

you talking about the first Mercury mission freedom 7 that send Alan B. Shepard, Jr in space for 15 mins
it was a redstone rocket am sure the 777 engines have give about the same thurst.
 
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RE: The Most Powerful Engine.

Sun Jan 07, 2001 9:34 am

Yes thank you!

I checked and the show was talking about the first rockets into space, not neccessarily to the moon. I appologize for my error. Think, I was only wrong by about 365,000 Km. That an astrological near-miss!
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RE: The Most Powerful Engine.

Sun Jan 07, 2001 2:50 pm

It very well could have been the rocket that took them to the moon. That rocket was not the Saturn V. The Saturn V got them off the ground. Another actually took them to the moon.

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