A gas turbine engine from a U.S. Air Force F-16C+ Fighting Falcon is tested at full afterburner at the “Hush House” of Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

The Engine Test Cell Facility, commonly referred to as the “Hush House,” is a multi-function building used to perform diagnostic, troubleshooting and follow-on maintenance testing on uninstalled engines and high powered installed engine testing while the engine is in the F-16 aircraft. The General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner, which can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound.


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