Jet-Powered Bike Travels 70 M.P.H. (Feb, 1949)
Burning ordinary automotive gasoline, a jet engine for commercial use has been installed experimentally on a motorbike which scooted along at more than 70 miles an hour. The miniature jet develops a static thrust of 30 pounds, yet weighs only 8-3/4 pounds. It is a little over six inches in diameter and 51 inches long. No fuel pump is required as the intake air velocity performs the pumping function. The engine is started with a vibrator coil and air from a small compressed-air tank. It will be used initially for experiments in helicopter and airplane-engine laboratories
but later may be installed as a stand-by power plant for gliders and as a power source for racing cars and boats.
(via Modern Mechanix)
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The Saab 210 Draken (Dragon) was a scaled-down test bed for the double-delta concept in the development of the Saab 35 Draken fighter. Although never officially named anything but Draken by Saab, it soon became known by its unofficial nickname Lilldraken (Little Dragon) after the first flight of the prototype of the Saab 35. Its first flight was on 21 January 1952.
Driver and project leader Richard Noble at Tower Bridge, London, behind the wheel of the 60% complete jet car Thrust 2, in which he hopes to challenge the UK land speed record in the summer of 1980. The car is powered by a Rollys-Royce Avon jet engine, is 27 ft long, weighs 3 tons, has 2700 hp and can accelerate to 600 mph in 23 seconds, with a top speed of 650 mph. 6th December 1979 (Photo by Keystone)