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    The movable nozzles are normally a function of the afterburners. The nozzles schedule from:

    Idle power - open
    Military power - mostly closed
    Full afterburner - open

    If one sticks open (happened to me on the T-38 once) you get little or no thrust from that engine.

    Supersonic aircraft also normally have movable intakes, ramps or shock cones to keep the air going into the engine subsonic at higher speeds.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 12:18:13 PM PDT

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