Car With an Aircraft Engine

Car With an Aircraft Engine

What if anyone use an aircraft engine for a car? The first picture coming to mind is some awesome record breaking racer. However there can be a more reasonable solution like this UAZ.

Car With an Aircraft Engine

The first thing that catches an eye is a protruded bumper that serves as a pallet forĀ corrugated hose, unusual ledges under the lights.

Car With an Aircraft Engine

Huge fuel tank behind the driver.

Car With an Aircraft Engine

Gas turbine engine takes much space.

Car With an Aircraft Engine

Control panel inside the car. Probably the engine may rotate generators. But the car has different, more important tasks.

Car With an Aircraft Engine

Car With an Aircraft Engine

On the air field.

Car With an Aircraft Engine

Did you know that apart from major engines planes normally have smaller ones as well? They provide operation of air conditioning, hydraulics, some other systems. On the picture above the airborne auxiliary system is on.

Car With an Aircraft Engine

They are also used for starting major engines. That hole is a nozzle of the airborne auxiliary power.

Car With an Aircraft Engine

Car With an Aircraft Engine

What are these hoses for? The airborne auxiliary power system may fail to function and some power may be required for heating a plane after long winter idling, for example. This is when the UAZ with the gas turbine engine will be able to help. By the way, its speed is only 30 km/h. Why is it so slow? For the reasons of safety and because its weight is nearly three tons.

Car With an Aircraft Engine

If you see such a car once, you will know it’s a very important vehicle.

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6 thoughts on “Car With an Aircraft Engine”

  1. Eh, airborne? The term is APU, as in Auxiliary Power Unit. Sure, it provides power to mentioned systems, on ground, when groundpower is not available, and is used to start the main engines.

    After the main engines are running, it’s usually shut down, and not used during the flight.

  2. It’s called an Air-start or Jetstarter. The hose is connected to the receptable of the aircraft.
    The engine in the vehicle drives an air compressor, which produces a large volume of compressed air. The compressed air is fed through the hose into ducts inside the aircraft and then directly onto the compressor blades of the jet engine. This makes the compressor spooling up, and when the desired RPM is reached the ignition is switched on, fuel is added and then the engine starts turning on its own. This is a very basic explanation of course. A lot more detail on this youtube clip:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4pqEzfKXcA

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