General Electric J97
|National origin||United States|
|Major applications||Boeing YQM-94
|Developed from||General Electric GE1|
The General Electric J97 is a single-shaft turbojet engine designed and built by General Electric as a compact high-performance engine for light attack fighters and eventually a number of drone projects.
Development and design
The J97 was based on GE's General Electric GE1/J1 series of turbojets and the engine development was financed by the United States Air Force. The original application was to be the Northrop P-530 (which later evolved into the YF-17), but it was ultimately only used in several small drone aircraft.
- Standard Variant
- Variant of the engine with 11,760 lbf (52,300 N) of thrust proposed for use in the Super Dynamics O4-1B Robin supersonic business jet.
Data from Flight International (1978).
- Type: Turbojet engine
- Length: 109.5in (2.78m)
- Diameter: 24.4in (0.62m)
- Dry weight: 694lb (315kg)
- Maximum thrust: Take-off 5,270lb (23.4kN) dry, 8,000lb (35kN) afterburner
- Thrust-to-weight ratio: 11.5:1
- Related lists
- "Turbine Engines of the World". Flight International. 4 January 1973. p. 34.
- J97 (1970). Flight International. 1 Jan 1970.
- For the executive in a hurry (1976). Flight International. 5 Jun 1976, pg. 1488.
- Flightglobal archive - Flight International, 7 Jan 1978, pg. 44. Retrieved: 9 Sept 2009