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How did the sailor survive getting sucked into an engine?

The A-6 intakes are not that large. He did not go all the way down the pipe, but instead got wedged in. The sparks and whatnot coming out the exhaust was due to his headgear getting sucked off, and ...
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What kind of combustor are these engines using?

This is a typical engine used where space is at a premium, that explains its particular layout. From left to right we find: An axial compressor with one single stage; this is used as the beginning of ...
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How did the sailor survive getting sucked into an engine?

Image taken from here The reason that the petty officer survived is that the inlet duct is quite long (the whole body did not get sucked in, only from the waist up) and the engine stalled immediately ...
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How did the sailor survive getting sucked into an engine?

The issue is large pressure gradients around the engine inlet when the engine is operating at full power. These create ingestion dangers around the intake as far away as 15-20 ft directly in front of ...
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What kind of combustor are these engines using?

The combustor appears to bhe the orange part about 1/3 from the left. It is perforated. Flow exits the blue centrifugal compressor to the left and makes a 90 deg turn into the chamber surrounding the ...
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