Fighting an oil well fire

21 Aug

Using an aircraft engine to blow out an oil well fire (Kuwait, 1991):

A Hungarian MIG jet engine that was used to extinguish the flames of some oil fires with high-pressure air, akin to blowing out a candle. These turbines were also equipped with three hose nozzles for simultaneously spraying the flames with seawater and chemicals. The procedure was very noisy. An athey wagon is in the background.

Using an aircraft engine to blow out an oil well fire (America, 1931):

An Airplane Engine Mounted on a Truck Blew a Blast of Air against the Inferno, While Chains Were Carried Forward to Snake Away the Hot Machinery

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