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#3 - 4chan refugee (07/27/2013) [-]
id probably get sucked into the intake if it got that close
#39 to #3 - drjake (07/28/2013) [-]
The intake doesn't "suck", it allows the air that the jet is flying against to enter and reduce drag.
#40 to #39 - milkinmapockets (07/28/2013) [-]
No, those are the engine intakes, where the engines suck in air to then push it out. By your logic, the airplane wouldn't even be able to start moving.
#90 to #40 - 4chan refugee (07/28/2013) [-]
Unless it's a ramjet, which only works on planes going so fast that they don't need anything other than their own movement to pressurize air.
User avatar #41 to #40 - drjake (07/28/2013) [-]
I must have mistakend them for the type that doesn't work past mark 1. how can you tell?
User avatar #134 to #41 - CorporalObvious (07/28/2013) [-]
"Mark 1"

Mach
#42 to #41 - milkinmapockets (07/28/2013) [-]
Well without those massive air intakes, to suck in air, the other reason the airplane would be able to start moving is if it were rocket powered, and no typhoon ever was built rocket powered. Every airplane has these intakes so they can suck in air and then push it out. It's basically just like a commercial jet's engine, just longer. At the back of both of those air intakes is the fan (as illustrated in the pic) of the jet engine that sucks in the air.
User avatar #76 to #42 - smokekusheveryday (07/28/2013) [-]
I dunno man that kinda looks like Anakin's podracing engine if not a bit homemade...
i kid
User avatar #72 to #42 - cormy (07/28/2013) [-]
I believe what he was referring to was ramjets, which rely on their high velocity in order to compress incoming air into the engine and so don't have any "sucking" power.
Ramjets don't launch from the ground for this reason, they have ferrying planes to bring them up to an altitude and speed they can work at then they're launched.
Scramjets require supersonic speed in order to start at all.
User avatar #43 to #42 - drjake (07/28/2013) [-]
Thank you. I was unaware of that.
#44 to #43 - milkinmapockets (07/28/2013) [-]
You're welcome bro!
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