General Electric J73

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J73
General Electric J73.jpg
Cutaway of a J73 at the NMUSAF
Type Turbojet
National origin United States
Manufacturer General Electric
Major applications North American F-86H Sabre
Number built 870
Unit cost $145,000
Developed from General Electric J47
Developed into General Electric J79

The General Electric J73 turbojet was developed by General Electric from the earlier J47 engine. Its original USAF designation was J47-21, but the innovative features (variable inlet guide vanes, and single-shell combustor case) led to its redesignation as J73.

Variants[edit]

J73-GE-1
J73-GE-3
9,200 lbf (40.92 kN) for the North American F-86H Sabre
J73-GE-5

Applications[edit]

Specifications (J73-GE-5)[edit]

Data from Flight.[1]

General characteristics

  • Type: Turbojet
  • Length: 200 in (5 m)
  • Diameter: 39.5 in (1 m)
  • Dry weight: 3,650 lb (1,656 kg)

Components

  • Compressor: 12 stage, axial flow, variable inlet guide vanes
  • Combustors: 10 cannular combustion chambers
  • Turbine: 2 stage

Performance

See also[edit]

Related development
Comparable engines
Related lists

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Flight, 9 April 1954, p.457. Retrieved: 6 February 2009
Bibliography
  • Gunston, Bill (2006). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines, 5th Edition. Phoenix Mill, Gloucestershire, England, UK: Sutton Publishing Limited. ISBN 0-7509-4479-X. 
  • 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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