Rocket Drag Axle: 1,300hp Turbine On The Differential

We've seen attempts to produce turbine powered cars on motorcycles, but the idea never prevailed. But there was a different purpose of a turbine used in the automotive business propelling, the differential directly. The company called turbine eke was founded in 1962 by Jean Middle brooks, who worked as an aerospace contractor for Martin Marietta.

His goal was to sell very compact, locos gas turbines meant for short time, high power outputs, the firm sold products like conventional turbochargers micro. Turbines ranging from 40 to 1,000 horsepower, the weight of 55 kilograms or a so-called drag axle. The drag axle means that there was a tiny turbine engine, mounted on the roof solid axle with a single push of a button.

It was able to add 1,300 horsepower to the rear wheels. The idea had an extreme in their views and was basically good for drag strips only there was a 1955 beetle equipped with it and managed to run a quarter mile in 9.3. Six seconds, 868 miles per hour in 1965, unlike regular turbine. Engine, this device used a different fuel while normally there is air force into the turbine by compressor, which then reacts with the injected fuel and ignites together. This motor runs on a propel nitrate in turbo Nick's product lineup known as thermal in being in monopropellant. Its advantage was that it was able to ignite without presence of atmospheric oxygen as it has plenty of it in itself.

Instead of a compressor sucking air inside there was a tank to store this milk, two-stroke, hold liquid. With a relatively low flash point of 22 degrees of Celsius when the thermos lean is injected into the combustion chamber at a pressure of 600 psi. Its result was an intense hot gases release which spawned the turbine there were enticed were all turbine wheel, vanes, preventing flames from exiting to tailpipe. But there was an optional special wheel for spectacular. Flames. Some years go there was in 1964, Ford Galaxies, 500 in an auction.

The car was instead of an original 390 cubic inches, v8 equity with a.427 big-block using for side array of carburetors actual flow supercharger and an 850 horsepower, rocket drag acts by turbine eke because of such power, the whole car had to be modified, a frame and suspension was reinforced. There was a parachute installed. And the right height was raised because of the flames shut out of the turbine housing. This was the noise such turbine engines produced you.

Dated : 22-Mar-2022