Turbomeca Piméné

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Type Turbojet
National origin France
Manufacturer Turbomeca
First run 1948

The Turbomeca Piméné was a small French turbojet engine produced by Turbomeca in the early 1950s.[1]

First shown at the 1949 Paris Air Show this engine passed official type tests in 1950.[2] A variant known as the Turbomeca Orédon drove an alternator and was used as an aircraft auxiliary power unit, this name being reused for a later helicopter turboshaft design.[1]



Data from Flight.[2]

General characteristics

  • Type: Turbojet
  • Length: 80 cm (31.5 in)
  • Diameter: 40 cm (15.75 in)
  • Dry weight: 54 kg (119 lb)


  • Compressor: Single stage axial plus single-stage centrifugal
  • Combustors: Single annular combustion chamber
  • Turbine: Single-stage


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Related lists


  1. ^ a b Gunston 1989, p. 170.
  2. ^ a b Flight - Type test of the Turbomeca Piméné www.flightglobal.com Retrieved: 14 June 2012
  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9
  • 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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