Masers and Jet Fuel And Engines.

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Masers and Jet Fuel And Engines.
« on: 12/08/2006 10:49:40 »
Do you think that a maser beam into the combustion chamber could add thrust to a jet engine?

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Re: Masers and Jet Fuel And Engines.
« Reply #1 on: 12/08/2006 13:21:16 »
It would heat up the gas in there, which may increase the thrust, if you could do it in some way which doesn't risk melting the turbine blades and therefore require reducing the amount of fuel you could burn. However I would be very surprised if it would increase the power input more than the equivalent weight of extra jet engine would.

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