Date: 26 Dec 97 03:28:51 From: email@example.com (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Program of Computer Graphics -- Cornell University References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Followups: 1
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hackettNO*SPAM@southwind.net (Kim Hackett) writes: > The early 707s, the KC-135A with J57 engines, and the B-52G use water > injection for additional takeoff thrust. The B-52G has a water tank in > the fuselage forward of the wing. The water injection lasts about 45 > seconds. Not all takeoffs use water injection. On takeoffs with water > injection, all of the water must be used, otherwise it would freeze at > altitude. I think the water capacity on the B-52G is about 3000 lb, if > I remember correctly. I remember reading somewhere that a KC-135 with water injection was the noisiest aircraft in the world on takeoff. That sounds like an exaggeration, but certainly the KC-135R with its CFM-56 engines is far quieter. -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.