Aftershock Jet Truck Coming To Airshows In 2018

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Darnell Racing Enterprises is adding a new jet truck to their lineup!

Claimed as the world’s fastest fire truck at an amazing 407 mph, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, the “Aftershock” jet truck is a new addition to the Darnells’ already popular collection of jet vehicles. The Darnell family also owns the Shockwave jet truck and two Flash Fire jet pickup trucks, which have been popular sights on the airshow circuit.

The 1940 Ford fire truck runs off of two Rolls-Royce Bristol Viper jet engines, which together make 24,000 horsepower. That’s 70% more horsepower than a NASCAR stock car and twice the horsepower of the Flash Fire Jet Trucks!

In a statement, the Darnell’s said that the addition of Aftershock was due to “continued growth and demand of the best jet powered vehicles in the world.”

The vehicle will be at several airshows and drag racing events during the 2018 and 2019 show seasons.

Restored B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ Will Roar To Life This Friday

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According to Warbirds News, the B-29 Superfortress known as ‘Doc’ will have its first engine run this Friday at 8:00 a.m. The event will take place at Air Capital Flightline in Wichita, Kansas. Warbird fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the B-29 ever since its ‘rollout’ announcement back in March.

Once ‘Doc’ becomes airworthy, it will join ‘Fifi’ (pictured above) as the world’s only two airworthy B-29 Superfortresses. ‘Doc’ is very close to its first flight, with Warbirds News detailing the following as of a month ago:

– The aircraft has been partially fueled and checked closely for leaks, with none occurring.

– The fuel system is currently being fine-tuned prior to pressurization and engine start.

– Turbocharger casings are now installed on all four engines.

– Engine exhaust system installations are nearly complete.

– Final avionics components are ready to install, including the intercoms required for ground and air operations.

The event is open to media. AirshowStuff will not be attending, but we will keep you posted!

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