Fairchild J44

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Frontiers of Flight Museum December 2015 077 (Fairchild J44R-24 jet engine).jpg
A Fairchild J44R-24 on display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum
Type Turbojet
National origin United States
Manufacturer Fairchild Engine Division
First run 1940s
Major applications AQM-34B/C Firebee
C-123 Provider
Developed into Fairchild J83

The Fairchild J44 was a small turbojet developed in the 1940s by the Fairchild Engine Division.

Design and development[edit]

The Fairchild Engine Division (previously the Ranger Aircraft Engine Division of the Fairchild Engine & Aircraft Corporation) began development of the J44 in 1947. It was used in target drones, missiles, and as jet boosters on several aircraft types.



Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Type: turbojet
  • Length: 88.5 in (2,250 mm)
  • Diameter: 22.35 in (568 mm)
  • Dry weight: 345 lb (156 kg) dry, complete


  • Compressor: single stage centrifugal flow compressor
  • Combustors: annular combuster
  • Turbine: two-stage turbine
  • Fuel type: JP-4
  • Oil system: Oil-mist total loss


See also[edit]

Related development
Related lists


  1. ^ Bridgman, Leonard (1955). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1955-56. London: Jane's all the World's Aircraft Publishing Co. Ltd. 
  • The History of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines, William Fleming and Richard Leyes, AIAA, 1999
  • Kay, Anthony L. (2007). Turbojet History and Development 1930-1960 Volume 2:USSR, USA, Japan, France, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and Hungary (1st ed.). Ramsbury: The Crowood Press. ISBN 978-1861269393. 

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