Westinghouse J30

J30
Westinghouse J30 NAN8-47.jpg
Type Turbojet
National origin United States
Manufacturer Westinghouse Aviation Gas Turbine Division
First run 19 March 1943
Major applications FH Phantom
Developed into Westinghouse J34

The Westinghouse J30, initially known as the Westinghouse 19XB, was a turbojet engine developed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation. It was the first American-designed turbojet to run, and only the second axial-flow turbojet to run outside of Germany.[1]

A simple and robust unit with six-stage compressor, annular combustor, and single-stage turbine, it initially gave 1,200 pounds of thrust but improved to 1,600 in production versions. Its first flight was under a FG Corsair in January 1944. It was developed into the smaller J32, and the successful Westinghouse J34, an enlarged version which produced 3,000 pounds of thrust.

Variants

19A
Prototypes and initial production
19B
Increased mass flow version delivering 1,400 lbf (6.23 kN) at 18,000 rpm at sea level
J30-WE-20
production engines delivering 1,600 lbf (7.1 kN) thrust

Applications

Specifications (Westinghouse 19A)

Data from [2]

General characteristics

Components

Performance

See also

Related development
Comparable engines
Related lists

Notes

  1. ^ Gunston, p. 241-240
  2. ^ Wilkinson, Paul H. (1946). Aircraft Engines of the world 1946. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons. pp. 278–281. 

References

  • Gunston, Bill (2006). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines, 5th Edition. Phoenix Mill, Gloucestershire, England, UK: Sutton Publishing Limited. pp. 240–241. ISBN 0-7509-4479-X. 
  • Wilkinson, Paul H. (1946). Aircraft Engines of the world 1946. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons. pp. 278–281. 

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