This General Electric J-47-17 engine. Champion production jet for the USAF, is weighed in for the big match before becoming a vital part of our defense force. Weigh-in site is company's Aircraft Gas Turbine Division headquarters at Evendale, near here. Recently an Air Force North American F-86D interceptor, powered by a J-47-17 jet engine, set a new world's speed record of 715.7 miles per hour. Like prize fighters, all engines must meet rigid weight limitations before they can be accepted for military use. The exact weight of the engine shown here is classified information which has been blanked out of this photograph. A "Sunday Punch" on this model is provided by the afterburner, the elongated tall section attached to the rear of the engine, in which additional fuel is burned to provide more power for faster climb and aerial combat.
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