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There is the “mystery part” and no, it is not part of a 757 jet engine and never has been. Oops!
They are all jet engine components (past and present) on the A-3 Skywarrior twin-turbojet airplane and on older versions of the 737. The USAF only has a few of the A-3s left in operation and what was formerly Hughes Aircraft, now Raytheon, has a fleet of them at Van Nuys, Calif. This type of turbojet engine has never been used on a Boeing 757, so the debate on “type of plane” can end there. This is a jet engine component with fan, not an auxiliary power unit (APU) as some have speculated or dropped into the conversation as disinformation.
What has been interesting is the level of “content blocking” that there is on the Internet where specific information regarding certain “jet engine components” such as those shown at the Pentagon have definitely been blocked. Our team had to take steps to go around the content blocks to get at the photos you are seeing regarding these rotor hub components.
The above photo is a launch of an AIM-54 Phoenix Missile, air-to-air missile. Making this launch an air-to-surface missile would not be a great feat and Hughes/Raytheon manufactures several such missiles that would blow a 16-foot diameter hole in the Pentagon with ease.
COMMENT #100 [Permalink]… Plunger said on 5/16/2006 @ 2:04 pm PT…
in the still image above – the only object that is in motion is the white streak – which flies at hypersonic speed – dead horizontal all the way in.
Any darker items that your eye is trying to trick you into believing are the shape of a plane are the trees in the background. Watch it in motion…You’ll see what I mean.
COMMENT #101 [Permalink]… Agent99 said on 5/16/2006 @ 2:06 pm PT…
Jeff obviously has difficulty with, or just plain hates, thinking, preferring to just keep saying whatever seems to him will both let him keep a smug attitude and prevent engaging in that dread mental activity.