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The power of General Electric's newest and most powerful production engine, the J-73, is demonstrated here by the company's "flying laboratory" a converted B-29. At altitude, the big bomber's four propellers have been feathered and the jet engine extended from the bomb bay and turned on. Powered only by the single J-73 engine, the bomber is able to maintain 180 miles per hour. The J-73 powers the Air Force's new North American F-86H Sabre Jet. This new fighter bomber is capable of speeds over 650 miles per hour and a service ceiling of 45,000 feet.

General Electric Company1953-07-09

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  • Title: The power of General Electric's newest and most powerful production engine, the J-73, is demonstrated here by the company's "flying laboratory" a converted B-29. At altitude, the big bomber's four propellers have been feathered and the jet engine extended from the bomb bay and turned on. Powered only by the single J-73 engine, the bomber is able to maintain 180 miles per hour. The J-73 powers the Air Force's new North American F-86H Sabre Jet. This new fighter bomber is capable of speeds over 650 miles per hour and a service ceiling of 45,000 feet.
  • Creator: General Electric Company
  • Date Created: 1953-07-09
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: Bombers; Air forces; Airplane engines; GE Aircraft Engines (Firm) (Firm);
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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