June 1952

Sky Lines

Volume 35, Issue 6

Henry J McCann


The General Electric Company has placed the nation's first jet-propelled "laboratory " for high-speed testing of turbojet engines of advanced designs in full operation.

The "lab", a four-jet North American B-45 bomber carrying a fifth test engine in a specially-designed nacelle under the bomb-bay, was first flown in preliminary tests several months ago. A bomber was assigned by the Air Force to the company to flight-test new jet engines developed by the GE Aircraft Gas Turbine Department at Lockland, Ohio, at speeds never before attained in such operations.

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