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Old Oct 29, 2004, 9:10 PM   #1
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Here's a shot I took a few years back to show my kids, I ACTUALLY do have a day job. :?


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Old Oct 29, 2004, 9:12 PM   #2
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wow...that is a HUGE piece of machinary behind you!

wat is it?

cool shot! another great "slice of life" shot!

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Old Oct 30, 2004, 4:12 AM   #3
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Is that a turbine engine behind you? And a combustor can in your hands?
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 5:16 PM   #4
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Hi,

Yes. It's the venerable 'ol Pratt-Whitney TF33P-7A TurboFan engine used on the now retired C-141. The photo was taken back in the day when we (Air Force active duty and civilians) ran an engine overhaul shop. Now days, with everything contracted out, I only get to do minor repairs and an occasional engine change on the C-17. Most of my time however, is spent inspecting the insides using a video borescope, so as an up side, I don't have to get as dirty. :lol:

...Ed (Oh, yes, it is one of the 8 "can-annular" arrangementcombustion cans)
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Hello edorfox,

Very impressive that you could dissemble a Pratt-Whitney workhorse, fix its ills and put it back together, once again "airworthy".

Too bad Mighty Mo' now resides so far south of you...perhaps, you could have a second career working on its engines.


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Old Nov 3, 2004, 11:09 AM   #6
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I know nothing about all this, except that that's one BIG machine around you! Nice shot! Glad you took that for your kids. My dad (construction foreman) used to drive us around and show us his road lines ("look, kids, those are my lines!"). On our way to a family dinner, we'd roll our eyes. But you can bet now I'm glad - and proud! :-)
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I thought it looked very familiar. I was an AGE mechanic for over 5 years. I was at Travis for the second half and we had C-141's and C-5's there.

My specialty while at my first base, Nellis, was the -60 turbine generator set.
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