Sunday, September 26, 2010

General Electric J73

The General Electric J73 was an axial-flow turbojet engine made by General Electric to power the F-86H Sabre. It was developed from the GE J47. The J73 was fitted with variable inlet guide vanes, and single-shell combustor case

Specifications of the General Electric J73-GE-5

Type: Turbojet engine
Length: 200 in (5 m)
Diameter: 39.5 in (1 m)
Dry weight: 3,650 lb (1,656 kg)
Compressor: 12 stage, axial flow, variable inlet guide vanes
Combustors: 10 cannular combustion chambers
Turbine: 2 stage
Maximum thrust: 9,500 lbf (42 kN) dry; 12,500 lbf (55.6 kN) with afterburner
Overall pressure ratio: 7.5:1
Specific fuel consumption: 0.9 lb/hr/lbf (dry power)
Thrust-to-weight ratio: 3.4 lbf/lb