[Ads-l] 'Fighter-jet' redux (sorta)

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 15 19:35:30 EST 2021


It may have been a mistake, but according to Wikipedia, the A6M0 Zero 
was powered by a turbo-prop engine, which uses a jet turbine engine, in 
which the jet exhaust powers propellers instead of being directly 
translated into thrust, making it arguably qualify as a "jet." The N1K-J 
Shiden had a piston-powered propeller, and was therefore not a jet.

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From: "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
To: ADS-L at listserv.uga.edu
Sent: 2/15/2021 4:32:52 AM
Subject: Re: 'Fighter-jet' redux (sorta)

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>Now comes an otherwise well-informed source calling propeller-driven
>fighter planes "jets":
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>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMXaHZ8LwEo
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>Start at 10:50.
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>The planes so described are the Japanese A6M0 Zero and the N1K-J Shiden.
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>At first I included photos, but the List rejected them.
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>JL
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