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Let Those Engines Glow

Posted August 26, 2013

Some videos need very little introduction.  This is one of them.  Basically, this is a Boeing B-1B Lancer engine being tested at a T-9 Test Cell in Tinker Air Force Base.

Ever seen what a jet engine can do?  

Now you will:

Impressed?  Well you should be.  The B-1B’s blended wing/body configuration, variable-geometry design and turbofan engines combined to provide greater range and high speed — more than 900 mph (Mach 1.2) at sea level. Forward wing settings were used for takeoff, landing and high-altitude maximum cruise. Aft wing settings were used in high subsonic and supersonic flight, which also enhanced the aircraft’s maneuverability.

The B-1B employed forward-looking radar and terrain-following radar. It also had an indicator for moving ground targets. Its extremely accurate Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System, Doppler radar and a radar altimeter enabled aircrews to navigate accurately around the world without ground-based navigation aids.

Looking good, new engines.  Let it glow.

Source: Armed With Science

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