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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

USAF successfully tests newly redesigned TF33 engine

Testing of the TF33 Pratt & Whitney engine is being conducted at at the US Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) to verify and validate newly redesigned components of the engine. The TF33 has powered several different military airframes, including the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System and the E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, AEDC stated Monday on the Arnold AFB website. 
The TF33 Pratt & Whitney engine undergoes testing in an AEDC sea level test cell, to verify and validate newly redesigned components of the engine. The TF33 has powered several different military airframes, including the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System and the E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System. (Credit: USAF/Rick Goodfriend)
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