Solar T62

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Solar T62
Solar T62 engine 2014-04-08 11-48.JPG
Solar T62 engine
Role Small gas turbine
National origin United States
Manufacturer Solar Turbines
First flight 1950s
Primary user United States Army

The Solar T62 Titan is an American gas turbine engine used mainly as a helicopter auxiliary power unit (APU), ground power generator or helicopter powerplant. A free power turbine version was developed as the Solar T66.

Variants[edit]

T62 Titan
The direct drive main production version.
T62T-2
80 hp (60 kW) @ 56,700 turbine rpm for Boeing-Vertol CH-47A Chinook helicopters.[1]
T62T-2A
95 hp (71 kW) @ 56,700 turbine rpm for Boeing-Vertol CH-47B / C Chinook helicopters.[1]
T62T-11
80 hp (60 kW) @ 56,700 turbine rpm for Boeing-Vertol CH-46A Sea Knight helicopters.[1]
T62T-12
105 hp (78 kW) @ 61,240 turbine rpm
T62T-16 / -16A1
95 hp (71 kW) for Sikorsky CH-3, Sikorsky SH-3 and Sikorsky CH-54A Skycrane helicopters @ 56,700 turbine rpm, with 8,000 and 8,100 rpm outputs.[1]
T62T-25
turboshaft - 80 hp (60 kW) @ 56,700 turbine rpm
T62T-27
turboshaft - 150 hp (110 kW) @ 61,250 turbine rpm, with 1x 8,000 and 1x 8,216 rpm outputs.[1]
T62T-29
turboshaft - 95 hp (71 kW) @ 56,700 turbine rpm, for Lockheed Jetstar and Pan American Falcon business Jets @ 56,700 turbine rpm, with 1x 8,000 and 1x 8,100 rpm outputs.[1]
T62T-32A
150 hp (110 kW) @ 61,250 rpm. Military Ground Power Unit (GPU) often used by US Navy and Air Force.
T62T-39
T66
A free power turbine version for the US military.

Applications[edit]

Auxiliary Power Unit
Turboshaft
Turboprop

Specifications[edit]

Data from Bennett[2]

General characteristics

  • Type: Turboshaft
  • Length: 33.41 in (84.86 cm)
  • Diameter: 21.375 in (54.293 cm)
  • Dry weight: 142 lb (64 kg)

Components

  • Compressor: Centrifugal Impeller
  • Combustors: Annular reverse flow with six burners
  • Turbine: Radial inflow impeller
  • Fuel type: JP-4 / JP-5 / JP-8
  • Oil system: Wet sump

Performance

  • Maximum power output: 60 to 150 hp (45 to 112 kW)
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 0.42 to 1.06 hp/lb (0.69 to 1.74 kW/kg)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Wilkinson, Paul H. (1977). Aircraft engines of the World 1966/77 (21st ed.). London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd.
  2. ^ "Solar T62 Titan Gas Turbine". Ian Bennett. Archived from the original on 2012-12-23. Retrieved 2010-01-24.

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