Definition of pulse jet in English:

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  • A type of jet engine in which combustion is intermittent, the ignition and expulsion of each charge of mixture causing the intake of a fresh charge.
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    • It employed a novel pulse jet engine (which made a distinctive sound, hence the name buzz bomb) and short wings to carry its 1,874-pound warhead to targets up to 150 miles.
    • One of the systems that goes into the AIM tank is a pulse jet air cleaner.
    • Those of us in the industry that are not privy to the details of the propulsion system guess the pearls are the result of a pulse jet type systems.

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