Apparently the "experts" cited ingot the ultimate yield strength Ni Cr super alloy dropping off rapidly at 1800 F confused with the adiabatic flame temperature of jet fuel.
- Inlet temperatures of ALL gas turbine engines are kept well below adiabatic flame temperature of the fuel with excess air.
- Film cooling keeps the turbine blades well below the inlet temperatures.
- Structural steels wilt at temperatures well below those of the super alloys in jet engines.
- What am I saying? Forget the above. What fuel did the ancients use to make steel swords?
The _New York Times_ is the only daily in the country that has hired real science writers.