Intake is at the rear of the engine. the compressor section is aft, then the combustion and finally the exhaust. The exhaust nozzle loops around to face rearward. Basically the engine is backwards. This works because it’s a turboprop and the propshaft is still at the front of the plane. (Also the exhaust provides very… Read more
I (and every other military flight student) bet my life on this engine every day!
What is this? A Volvo for ants???
I thought the bladerunner edition wasn’t due for at least a few hundred years!
I was there when this happened. I was 7 years old and watching from the crew station. After the run, the car pulled into the maintenance bay, and one of the mechanics saw me and came running out with something in his hand. He gave me two screws which he said he just pulled from an access panel on the car. Two… Read more
then again. I'm doing it to be an officer first, and an aviator second- so maybe you are right
Not necessarily true. I know from experience the Marines and Air Force are not taking many aviators. But I just got selected for a Navy SNA pilot slot... Along with 50-60% of other medically qualified applicants. no prior flight experience, not prior enlisted... The Navy needs aviators right now. As long as you're… Read more