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Old April 4th 04, 05:12 PM
Peter Strong
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Finally back in a Liberal Democracy after an interesting trip through
the Middle East and Sudan with a few odd scraps of metal as souvenirs
- well, it was either that or a stuffed camel...

Are these what I think they are and if so are they really made of
titanium (in which case I get the last laugh)?

see picture at:
http://www.camelworld.com/images/PICT0031a.JPG

Peter
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Old April 4th 04, 10:48 PM
Dweezil Dwarftosser
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Peter Strong wrote:

Finally back in a Liberal Democracy after an interesting trip through
the Middle East and Sudan with a few odd scraps of metal as souvenirs
- well, it was either that or a stuffed camel...

Are these what I think they are and if so are they really made of
titanium (in which case I get the last laugh)?

see picture at:
http://www.camelworld.com/images/PICT0031a.JPG


Dunno about the big chunks, but that gear you're holding
came out of the differential (Chevy pick-up, 1954-60...)

;-)
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Old April 4th 04, 11:11 PM
Smartace11
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Peter Strong wrote:

Finally back in a Liberal Democracy after an interesting trip through
the Middle East and Sudan with a few odd scraps of metal as souvenirs
- well, it was either that or a stuffed camel...

Are these what I think they are and if so are they really made of
titanium (in which case I get the last laugh)?

see picture at:
http://www.camelworld.com/images/PICT0031a.JPG


Dunno about the big chunks, but that gear you're holding
came out of the differential (Chevy pick-up, 1954-60...)

;-)



That "gear" is a compressor rotor out of a cruise missile engine, quite
possibly a Tomahawk (Williams International F107 Turbofan). The other parts
are the engine cases and probably what is left of the turbine and the engine
accessories. The rotor is not Titanium. Most of the parts are a nickel steel
alloy.


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Old April 5th 04, 01:19 AM
Scott Ferrin
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On 04 Apr 2004 22:11:22 GMT, (Smartace11) wrote:

Peter Strong wrote:

Finally back in a Liberal Democracy after an interesting trip through
the Middle East and Sudan with a few odd scraps of metal as souvenirs
- well, it was either that or a stuffed camel...

Are these what I think they are and if so are they really made of
titanium (in which case I get the last laugh)?

see picture at:
http://www.camelworld.com/images/PICT0031a.JPG

Dunno about the big chunks, but that gear you're holding
came out of the differential (Chevy pick-up, 1954-60...)

;-)



That "gear" is a compressor rotor out of a cruise missile engine, quite
possibly a Tomahawk (Williams International F107 Turbofan). The other parts
are the engine cases and probably what is left of the turbine and the engine
accessories. The rotor is not Titanium. Most of the parts are a nickel steel
alloy.



How many munitions used over there have turbines? Tomahawk, SLAM,
Calcm. . . Any others?
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Old April 5th 04, 07:51 AM
Keith Willshaw
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"Scott Ferrin" wrote in message
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On 04 Apr 2004 22:11:22 GMT, (Smartace11) wrote:



How many munitions used over there have turbines? Tomahawk, SLAM,
Calcm. . . Any others?


StormShadow

Keith


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Old April 5th 04, 11:40 AM
Peter Kemp
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On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 07:51:34 +0100, "Keith Willshaw"
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"Scott Ferrin" wrote in message
.. .
On 04 Apr 2004 22:11:22 GMT, (Smartace11) wrote:



How many munitions used over there have turbines? Tomahawk, SLAM,
Calcm. . . Any others?


StormShadow


TALD?
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Old April 6th 04, 09:29 PM
Harry Andreas
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In article ,
(Smartace11) wrote:

Peter Strong wrote:

Finally back in a Liberal Democracy after an interesting trip through
the Middle East and Sudan with a few odd scraps of metal as souvenirs
- well, it was either that or a stuffed camel...

Are these what I think they are and if so are they really made of
titanium (in which case I get the last laugh)?

see picture at:
http://www.camelworld.com/images/PICT0031a.JPG

Dunno about the big chunks, but that gear you're holding
came out of the differential (Chevy pick-up, 1954-60...)

;-)



That "gear" is a compressor rotor out of a cruise missile engine, quite
possibly a Tomahawk (Williams International F107 Turbofan). The other parts
are the engine cases and probably what is left of the turbine and the engine
accessories. The rotor is not Titanium. Most of the parts are a nickel steel
alloy.


The Allison 250 series have a compressor about the same size IIRC.
They are used extensively world-wide for helos.
It's been over 25 years though....

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Old April 7th 04, 09:39 AM
Peter Strong
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(Harry Andreas) wrote in message ...
In article ,
(Smartace11) wrote:

Peter Strong wrote:

Finally back in a Liberal Democracy after an interesting trip through
the Middle East and Sudan with a few odd scraps of metal as souvenirs
- well, it was either that or a stuffed camel...

Are these what I think they are and if so are they really made of
titanium (in which case I get the last laugh)?

see picture at:
http://www.camelworld.com/images/PICT0031a.JPG

Dunno about the big chunks, but that gear you're holding
came out of the differential (Chevy pick-up, 1954-60...)

;-)



That "gear" is a compressor rotor out of a cruise missile engine, quite
possibly a Tomahawk (Williams International F107 Turbofan). The other parts
are the engine cases and probably what is left of the turbine and the engine
accessories. The rotor is not Titanium. Most of the parts are a nickel steel
alloy.


The Allison 250 series have a compressor about the same size IIRC.
They are used extensively world-wide for helos.
It's been over 25 years though....


Thanks for all the info - these were at the Al Shifa pharmecutical
factory in Khartoum - Clinton hit it in 98 on suspicion that it was
producing WMDs - Osama was living just across town at that time. I
beleive they used Tomahawks, though I'm no missile expert. Now missile
SMUGGLER, maybe.... I wonder what my souvenir would fetch on Ebay....

Peter
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Old April 8th 04, 12:26 AM
Thomas Schoene
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Peter Kemp wrote:
On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 07:51:34 +0100, "Keith Willshaw"
wrote:


"Scott Ferrin" wrote in message
...
On 04 Apr 2004 22:11:22 GMT, (Smartace11) wrote:



How many munitions used over there have turbines? Tomahawk, SLAM,
Calcm. . . Any others?


StormShadow


TALD?


TALD is a glider. ITALD is a turbojet, wiht the same engine as Tacit
Rainbow, allegedly.

http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapo...siles/itald/IT
ALD.html



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Old April 8th 04, 01:41 PM
Peter Kemp
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On Wed, 07 Apr 2004 23:26:28 GMT, "Thomas Schoene"
wrote:

Peter Kemp wrote:
On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 07:51:34 +0100, "Keith Willshaw"
wrote:


"Scott Ferrin" wrote in message
...
On 04 Apr 2004 22:11:22 GMT, (Smartace11) wrote:



How many munitions used over there have turbines? Tomahawk, SLAM,
Calcm. . . Any others?

StormShadow


TALD?


TALD is a glider. ITALD is a turbojet, wiht the same engine as Tacit
Rainbow, allegedly.

http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapo...siles/itald/IT
ALD.html


Probably wasn't a TALD engine then :-) I had assumed TALD was powered,
same as the upcoming MALD - my bad, thanks for the correction.

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