- Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry displays the
Pratt & Whitney JT8D. These photos show that JT8D matches the Pentagon
engine photographed at the crash site. Note the outlined bolt flanges for
comparison purposes. The bolt flanges hold the sections of the engine together.
Both engines have portions of the outer cover removed so the inner engine
is clearly visible.
- Fan tip diameter: 39.9 - 49.2 in
- Length, flange to flange: 120.0 - 154.1 in
- From: http://www.pratt-whitney.com/prod_comm_jt8d.asp
- Make That A 737Jet Engine...
- From J. Kaplowitz
- Try 737.
- http://www.onlinejournal.com/ (pdf)
- 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.
- That part has a specific UPN (Universal Part Number)
and it cannot be found by looking for that UPN. Other measures were needed
to find what you are seeing in these photos to circumvent what is apparently
intentional content blocking. Someone has gone to considerable lengths
to make sure that the actual components that were found at the Pentagon
could not be found and it took my team over two years to hammer through
such blocks to find three of these photos (Praxair and Evergreen) to verify
- Yes, Hughes aircraft had a fleet of them and was bought
out by Raytheon. Hmm, that company is doing well for two reasons that I
know of due to Bush war policy and even the move from Mode 4 to Mode 5
technology since the PRC got its hands on our top secret Mode 4 technology
with that little Hainan Island incident and our Navy EP-3 that was forced
down in April of 2001. As of Sept. 11, 2001, most air traffic controllers
and National Air Guard units were not upgraded after the PRC got their
hands on some of our most sensitive military technology.