A QH-50D anti-submarine drone aboard the USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) in the late 1960s, with the T50 engine visible on the right
Boeing T50 (company designation Model 502) was a small turboshaft engine produced by Boeing. Based on Boeing's earlier Model 500 gas generator, the T50's main application was in the QH-50 DASH helicopter drone of the 1950s. An up-rated version designated Model 550 was developed to power the QH-50D and was given the military designation T50-BO-12.
Variants [ edit ]
270 hp (201.34 kW) at 6,000 output rpm, military rating turboprop.
[1 ] T50-BO-6
300 hp (223.71 kW) at 5,950 output rpm, revised reduction gear ratio, fuelsystem and other changes.
[1 ] T50-BO-8A
330 hp (246.08 kW) at 6,000 output rpm
[1 ] T50-BO-12
325 hp (242.35 kW) at 3,000 output rpm, variant of -10V / T50-B0-4 with revised reduction gear ratio.
[1 ] 502-10VC
Applications [ edit ]
T50 (Model 502)
Specifications (T50-BO-10 / 502-14) [ edit ]
Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1962-63 [1 ]
Length: 37.2 in (945 mm)
Diameter: 22.5 in (572 mm)
Dry weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Compressor: Single-stage centrifugal flow
2 can combustors Combustors:
1x axial gas generator power turbine stage + 1x axial free-power turbine stage Turbine:
Fuel type: Aviation kerosene
Oil system: pressure spray/splash, oil specification: MIL-L-7808
See also [ edit ]
^ a b c d e Taylor, John W.R. FRHistS. ARAeS (1962). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1962-63. London: Sampson, Low, Marston & Co Ltd.
References [ edit ]
Taylor, John W.R. FRHistS. ARAeS (1962). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1962-63. London: Sampson, Low, Marston & Co Ltd.
Gunston, Bill (2006). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines, 5th Edition. Phoenix Mill, Gloucestershire, England, UK: Sutton Publishing Limited. p. 79. ISBN 0-7509-4479-X.
Leyes II, Richard A.; William A. Fleming (1999). The History of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution. ISBN 1-56347-332-1.
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