Turbomeca Palas

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Turbomeca Palas cutaway (MAA)-1.JPG
Sectioned Turbomeca Palas
Type Turbojet
National origin France
Manufacturer Turbomeca
Major applications Miles Sparrowjet
Short SB.4 Sherpa
Developed from Turbomeca Piméné

The Turbomeca Palas is a diminutive centrifugal flow turbojet engine used to power light aircraft. An enlargement of the Turbomeca Piméné, the Palas was designed in 1950 by the French manufacturer Société Turbomeca,[1] and was also produced under licence by Blackburn and General Aircraft in the United Kingdom and Teledyne Continental Motors in the United States as the Continental Model 320.



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General characteristics

  • Type: Turbojet
  • Length: 1.2 m (47.25 in)
  • Diameter: 405 mm (16 in)
  • Dry weight: 72 kg (159 lb)


  • Compressor: Single-stage centrifugal
  • Combustors: Annular with rotary fuel injection
  • Turbine: Single-stage with 24 or 25 blades
  • Fuel type: Jet A1


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Related lists


  1. ^ Gunston 1989, p. 169.
  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9

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