Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company testing engine - Palm Beach County, Florida

Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company testing engine - Palm Beach County, Florida

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  • Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company testing engine - Palm Beach County, Florida

Image Number

  • RC17144


  • 19--

Series Title

General Note

  • A J-57 engine, shown here during testing, is capable of developing more than 10,000 pounds of thrust. More than 4,000 of the axial-flow jet engines have been built and now power several of the nation's first line fighter planes including the Air Force's F-100 and F-101, the F-102A and the Navy's F-4D and F8U shipboard fighters. The J-57 has powered more aircraft faster than the speed of sound in level flight than all the other jet engines in the Western world. Eight J-57s power the huge global bomber, the B-52. In the commercial field the J-57, along with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft J-75 will power the giant passenger jet transports now being built by Boeing and Douglas.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 06812.

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