Out & About—Not fair. The plane had a flying start.

Out & About

Air shows sometimes include the unexpected, such as Shockwave Jet Truck.

Shockwave Jet Truck at the 2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show

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.

Shockwave Jet Truck at the 2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show

Combined horsepower: 36,000

Thrust: 21,000 pounds

Speed: 376 mph (world record for semi trucks)

Shockwave Jet Truck at the 2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show

Shockwave is the most powerful truck in the world and races, uh, airplanes at air shows throughout North America.

Shockwave Jet Truck at the 2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show

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.

Shockwave Jet Truck at the 2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show

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.

Shockwave Jet Truck at the 2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show

Shockwave Jet Truck at the 2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show

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