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How big are your engines?

Erlanger

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When the Space Shuttle takes off, it generates 6,425,000 lbs of thrust.

Who's got the second biggest?
 

crj567

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I think the Atlas and Titan rockets are ahead of a 777 engine. Probably a few ICBMs in there as well.
 
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http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Space-Shuttle-main-engine

Each of the 3 engines on the orbiter generates 400,000 lbs of thrust.

The Space Shuttle main engines are very sophisticated power plants that burn liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen from the Space Shuttle external tank. They are used for propulsion during its ascent, in addition to the two more powerful Solid Rocket Boosters and sometimes the Orbital Maneuvering System. Each engine can generate almost 1.8 MN (400,000 pounds) of thrust at liftoff.
 

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What did the Apollo Moon Rocket generate?
 

Erlanger

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http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Space-Shuttle-main-engine

Each of the 3 engines on the orbiter generates 400,000 lbs of thrust.

The Space Shuttle main engines are very sophisticated power plants that burn liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen from the Space Shuttle external tank. They are used for propulsion during its ascent, in addition to the two more powerful Solid Rocket Boosters and sometimes the Orbital Maneuvering System. Each engine can generate almost 1.8 MN (400,000 pounds) of thrust at liftoff.

The two solid rocket boosters generate a thrust of approximately 2,800,000 lbs at sea level, increasing shortly after liftoff to about 3,100,000 lbs. So that would make it a max of 7,400,000 lbs of thrust.
 

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F-1 rocket engine on Saturn 5 1,500,000 lbs thrust each. 5 were on the first stage of the saturn 5

Engine burn time 150 seconds
 
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Erlanger

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First stage total thrust was 7.5 million pounds, as I recall. Five engines, burning kerosene and LOX.

As you recall? That's funny! Who remembers that stuff?

BTW, does bagels and cream cheese come with that lox?
 

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As you recall? That's funny! Who remembers that stuff?

My first assignment out of UPT was to the AF Eastern Test Range flying telemetry support for Apollo and other missions. One additional duty given to junior officers was conducting tours of the launch pads etc. Visitors especially enjoyed the "blow-up movie" depicting failures of early tests. We would pick up a NASA escort for a tour inside the Vehicle Assembly Building. These days, few visitors can get anywhere near the place.
 

Whine Lover

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9 inches.

Oh sorry, wrong question.

Whatever. It really doesn't matter because I have a bigger:

- engine

- paycheck

- watch

Than anyone else on F.I.

Oh, and my car is cooler, my girlfriend and wife are hotter, my airline is better ( and yours sucks ), and even though I am a bigger A-hole I have better and more friends than all of you, and they don't just like me because I have a bigger boat, or better motorcycle, than you.

( Did I miss anything according to F.I. Rules of Engagement? )

:)


YKW
 
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HAL

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When the Space Shuttle takes off, it generates 6,425,000 lbs of thrust.

Who's got the second biggest?
I'd say my Captain last week came very close to that number after a dinner at an Indian restaurant. The flight the next day required an oxygen mask.

HAL
 

Erlanger

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I'd say my Captain last week came very close to that number after a dinner at an Indian restaurant. The flight the next day required an oxygen mask.

HAL

So it's methane powered?
 

brokeflyer

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9 inches.

Oh sorry, wrong question.

Whatever. It really doesn't matter because I have a bigger:

- engine

- paycheck

- watch

Than anyone else on F.I.

Oh, and my car is cooler, my girlfriend and wife are hotter, my airline is better ( and yours sucks ), and even though I am a bigger A-hole I have better and more friends than all of you, and they don't just like me because I have a bigger boat, or better motorcycle, than you.

( Did I miss anything according to F.I. Rules of Engagement? )

:)


YKW

thats funny....
 
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