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The Thing With Old Machines | by Avanaut
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The Thing With Old Machines

The BTL-A4 Y-wing starfighter sported two R200 ion jet engines, classic to some, trouble to others. The fighter was fast enough for bombing runs but with engines prone to overheating at full throttle, especially if near the end of their service. Landing the fighter to cool off the engines was just one of the ways to deal with the problem, finding a safe place to land was not always a given.

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Taken on February 25, 2013