Tag: Pratt & Whitney J58

Impressive video shows SR-71 Blackbird J58 Engine tested at Max Afterburner Power
The J58 generated a maximum thrust of 32,500 pounds -- more than 160,000 shaft horsepower -- and was the most powerful air-breathing aircraft engine yet devised.  Taken at Beale Air Force Base (AFB) in 1986, the impressive video in this post features the test of SR-71 J58 engine at max afterburner power. This...
Cool video shows SR-71 Blackbird igniting the afterburners during very low fly pass
"The SR-71 pilot circled around behind the crowd and came in behind the hangers so as not to be seen or heard and just as he cleared the hangers he threw it into full afterburner. The sound was like an explosion and everyone jumped. It was awesome." Taken at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) the impressive video in this post...