Cutaway of a CJ805-23, the turbofan
version of the engine, with fan at the rear
The turbofan CJ805-23 powered the Convair 990
RB-66A test aircraft powered by two GE CJ805-23 aft-fan engines, on the ramp at Edwards AFB
The General Electric CJ805 is a jet engine which was developed by GE Aviation in the late 1950s. A simplified civilian version of the J79 featuring an axial compressor, it was developed in two versions. The basic CJ805-3 was a turbojet and powered the Convair 880, while CJ805-23 (military designation TF35), a turbofan derivative, powered the Convair 990 airliners.
Variants and applications
- Convair 880
- Convair 880-22 : Revised variable inlet guide vane and stator control.
- Convair 880-22M : Increased thrust.
- Flight testing in a Douglas RB-66: Aft-fan variant with a direct drive fan attached to a free-running LP turbine.
- Convair 990
- Intended for the proposed Sud Aviation Caravelle 10A
Only a single Sud Aviation Caravelle intended as a prototype for the US market, was equipped with the CJ805.
Data from FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet, E-306
- Type: Single-spool turbojet
- Length: 188.9 in (4,798 mm) with thrust reverser/suppressor
- Diameter: 31.6 in (803 mm)
- Dry weight: 3,213 lb (1,457 kg) with thrust reverser/suppressor
- Compressor: 17-stage axial flow
- Combustors: can-annular
- Turbine: 2× gas generator power stages + 1× free running turbine with fan blades on the periphery
- Fuel type: Aviation kerosene
- Oil system: pressure spray/splash
- Related development
- Related lists
- ^ a b c d e f g 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. ISBN 0-7509-4479-X.
- Neumann, Gerhard (June 1984). Herman the German. William Morrow & Co. p. 269. ISBN 0-688-01682-0.
The former enemy alien and Air Corps G.I. whose inventive skills and maverick management techniques made jet engine history