The General Electric F110-GE-129 turbofan engine produces approximately 29,000 pounds of thrust
As explained by Airman 1st Class Kathryn Reaves, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, in the article Airmen test engine at max afterburner power, the 20th Component Maintenance Squadron test cell facility at Shaw AFB, is responsible for ensuring F-16CM Fighting Falcon engines are mission ready. Airmen from the facility troubleshoot engines by running them in a controlled environment and collecting diagnostic information.
Photo credit: Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves / U.S. Air Force
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