B-52, It keeps going and going...

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B-52, It keeps going and going...

Postby 3WE » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:04 pm

...and Evan thinks the 737 has seen it's day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHdIRwKtnig

(Gross feel-good, promotional film by Verbie and Bradlee.)

PS: I would THINK the great engineers would change this to a four-engine aircraft???
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Re: B-52, It keeps going and going...

Postby Gabriel » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:40 pm

Yes.

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Re: B-52, It keeps going and going...

Postby ocelot » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:41 am

From a pure thrust perspective you could probably get away with two, although there are a number of reasons not to. (e.g. rudder authority) However, moving to four seems necessary to get most of the touted advantages. If nothing else, to get the efficiency improvements you want a high-bypass design and that's just not going to fit in the existing 8-way nacelles. Also, all else being equal having 4 engines instead of 8 gives roughly twice the dispatch reliability...

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Re: B-52, It keeps going and going...

Postby Gabriel » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:07 pm

From a pure thrust perspective you could probably get away with two, although there are a number of reasons not to. (e.g. rudder authority
Would you care to explain that? Do you mean making it a twin?


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