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Boeing 8C
Type Turbojet
National origin United States
Manufacturer Boeing
Major applications Ford Thunderbird

The Boeing 8C was a gas turbine that was tested in a Ford Thunderbird.[1][2] The turbine was capable at 175hp and required exhaust pipes to be installed at the front out the side. It was developed around August 1955 to March 1956 after the Ford Thunderbird was released to the public. However, the project remained a secret until 2022.

See also


  1. ^ Florea, Ciprian (May 28, 2022), That Time Ford Built a Boeing Turbine-Powered Thunderbird
  2. ^ Smith, Christopher (March 31, 2022), Ford Built A Thunderbird With A Boeing Gas Turbine Engine In The '50s