General Electric F118
|An F118 engine|
|National origin||United States|
|Major applications||Lockheed U-2
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
|Developed from||General Electric F110|
Design and development
The F118 is a non-afterburning derivative of the F110 specially developed for the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. A single stage HP turbine drives the 9 stage HP compressor, whilst a 2-stage LP turbine drives the 3 stage fan. The combustor is annular. In 1998, the USAF's Lockheed U-2 fleet was fitted with a modified version of the F118.
Data from 
- Type: Two Spool Turbofan
- Length: 101 in (255 cm)
- Diameter: 46.5 in (118 cm)
- Dry weight: 3200 lb (1452 kg)
- Compressor: Axial, 1 stage fan, 2 stage low pressure compressor, 9 stage high pressure compressor
- Combustors: Annular
- Turbine: 1 stage high pressure turbine, 2 stage low pressure turbine
- Related development
- Related lists
- Donald, David, ed. "U-2, The Second Generation". Black Jets. AIRtime, 2003. ISBN 1-880588-67-6.
- Taylor 1996, p 594
- Gas Turbine Engines. Aviation Week & Space Technology Source Book 2009. p. 118.
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