Walter M601

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M601
M601 cutview.jpg
Partially sectioned M601E
Type Turboprop
National origin Czech Republic
Manufacturer Walter Aircraft Engines
First run 1967
Major applications Let L-410 Turbolet
PAC FU-24 Fletcher
PZL-130 Orlik
Developed into GE Aviation Czech H80
An M601 mounted on an L-410 UVP in the Kbely museum, Prague

The Walter M601 is a turboprop aircraft engine produced by Walter Aircraft Engines of the Czech Republic. The company's first turboprop, the M601 is used in business, agricultural and military training aircraft.

Development[edit]

The turboprop was designed for use on the Let L-410 and the M601 first ran in 1967. It was not suitable for the prototype L-410 and the company developed an upgraded version, the M601A, with a slightly wider diameter.

Variants[edit]

M601A
Initial production variant for early version of the Let L410.
M601B
Production variant for the Let L410UVP.
M601D
Developed for the Let L410UVP.
M601D-1
Agricultural variant for high-cycle operation, used on the PZL Kruk and Ayres Thrush.
M601D-2
Special variant for paradrop aircraft, used on the Do 28 and some Finist conversions.
M601D-11
Agricultural and paradrop variant with a higher Time Between Overhaul of up to 1800 hours.
M601D-11NZ
Downrated variant for use in the FU-24 Fletcher.
M601E
Developed for the Let L410UVP-E.
M601E-11
General use engine with sub-variants of differing TBO.
M601E-11A
Variant of the 11 for use at higher operating altitudes and modified with a low pressure bleed air system for pressurised aircraft.
M601E-21
Variant for the L410-UVP-E used for hot and high operations.
M601F
Variant intended for use on the L420-UVP.
M601FS
M601F-11
M601F-22
M601F-32
M601FS;
M601T
Aerobatic variant for use on the PZL Orlik.
M601H-80
now the GE Aviation Czech H80
M601Z
Agricultural variant for use on the Z-37T.

Applications[edit]

Specification (M601D-1)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Type: Turboprop
  • Length: 1675 mm
  • Diameter: 590 mm
  • Dry weight: 197 kg

Components

Performance

See also[edit]

Related development
Comparable engines
Related lists

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