By 2nd Lt. Keanen McKinley, 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group
/ Published May 16, 2014
Tony Holt checks the control system for functionality while an F101 engine awaits testing in one of two T-9 test Cells at Tinker AFB. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)
Two T-9 Test Cells at Tinker AFB test the F135 engine of the F-35 fighter jet, as well as other engines, such as the F101 and the F108. The test cells were dismantled and transported from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., and Aviano Air Base, Italy, by contractors and reconstructed here at Tinker, saving the government approximately $30 million.