The U.S. Air Force once again finds itself in a Boeing B-52 engine dilemma. It has long been stated that the 17,000-lb.-thrust Pratt & Whitney TF33 that has powered the eight-engine H-model Stratofortress since its introduction in 1961 guzzles too much gas and costs too much to sustain and repair. But should the service continue flying the TF33s indefinitely—or at least until they literally begin dropping off the wings (as happened in January). Should it introduce the ...


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