Russia Straps A Jet Engine To A Tractor To Clean Carrier Decks

Foreign Object Debris (or FOD) is a huge problem on aircraft carriers. A metallic button from a shirt or a single nut could destroy a million dollar engine and endanger the lives of an aircrew. America's solution? FOD walks and sweeper carts. Russia’s solution? Taking an old MiG-15's jet engine, slapping on a planar… »4/15/15 8:30pm4/15/15 8:30pm

Best Show And Tell Ever - Solar T41-M9A Gas Turbine Jet Engine

Suppose you're a kid in auto shop, much like many of us undoubtedly were at some point, and a local big kid brings one of his toys to the shop. That big kid would be Mark Nye and his toy is a Solar T41-M9A gas turbine jet engine. This is much bigger than the football-sized jet engine we played with in college and that… »5/02/08 4:20pm5/02/08 4:20pm