Air shows sometimes include the unexpected, such as Shockwave Jet Truck.
Shockwave is a custom race truck equipped with three huge J34-48 Pratt & Whitney jet engines originally in the United States Navy’s T2 Buckeye.
Repurposing. My wise old grandmother would be proud.
Combined horsepower: 36,000
Thrust: 21,000 pounds
Speed: 376 mph (world record for semi trucks)
Shockwave is the most powerful truck in the world and races, uh, airplanes at air shows throughout North America.
I did not consider it a fair race, though. Shockwave had a standing start while the plane was privileged with a flying start. Shockwave still won, though. Na na na na na na.
If you like the unusual with a little fire, smoke, heat, noise, and speed, there’s nothing quite like the Shockwave Jet Truck.
Based in Springfield, Missouri. Owned by Darnell Racing Enterprises. Driven by Chris Darnell.