Cool! I like it.
Jet, or turbo-charged?
I see no exit nozzle for jet output or flames?
All I see is an air intake poking out the front at a weird angle.
That so-called intake IS the tail-pipe, aimed upward to avoid burning things with the hot jet exhaust (the fourth photo was mis-labeled). The intake for the centrifugal compressor is in the middle of the engine compartment, between the silver cylindrical housing and the yellow portion of the powerplant.
Not all jet engines propel by jet thrust. Many like this one spin a driveshaft for power output, like the turbine engines on helicopters and turboprop aircraft.
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