|The T51-powered Bell 201/XH-13F in a hover|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Continental Aviation and Engineering|
|Developed from||Turbomeca Artouste|
The Continental CAE T51 was a small turboshaft engine produced by Continental Aviation and Engineering (CAE) under license from Turbomeca. A development of the Artouste, it was followed by three additional turboshaft engines, the T72, the T65, and the T67. However, none of these engines, including the T51, entered full production. CAE abandoned turboshaft development in 1967 after the XT67 lost to the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T (T400) to power the Bell UH-1N Twin Huey.
Variants and derivatives
- (Model 210) Based on the Turbomeca Artouste I; 280 shp.
- (Model 220-2) Based on the Turbomeca Artouste II; 425 shp.
- (Model 217-5) Based on the Turbomeca Astazou; 600 shp.
- (Model 217-10) A scaled-down version of the Astazou; competed against the Allison T63 to power the Light Observation Helicopter; 305 shp.
- (Model 217A) two engines driving a common gearbox; based on the Turbomeca Astazou X and T72; 1,540 shp.
- Model 210
- Company designation for the XT51-1
- Model 217-5
- Company designation for the XT72
- Model 220-2
- Company designation for the XT51-3
- Model 217-10
- Company designation for the XT65
- Model 217A
- Company designation for the XT67
- Model 217A-2A
- Company designation for the T67-T-1
- Model 227-4A
- Company designation for the T65-T-1
- Model TS325-1
- Alternative company designation for the T65-T-1
- Model 327-5
- Turboprop version of the T65-T-1
- Bell 201 (XH-13F)
- Republic Lark (license-built Aérospatiale Alouette II)
- Type: Turboshaft
- Dry weight:
- Maximum power output:
- Power-to-weight ratio:
- Leyes, p. 113
- Leyes, p. 121
- Leyes, p. 116
- Wilkinson, Paul H. (1966). Aircraft engines of the World 1966/77 (21st ed.). London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd. pp. 78–79.
- Leyes, p. 120
- Gunston, Bill (2006). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines, 5th Edition. Phoenix Mill, Gloucestershire, England, UK: Sutton Publishing Limited. 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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