Accession Number:

AD0683164

Title:

SURVEY OF MODERN AIRCRAFT POWERPLANTS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-08-23

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The author points out that the turbo-jet engine can no longer satisfy the demands of the modern world he therefore describes briefly the various types of engines under study at present in certain countries. These fall into two main categories 1 Supersonic aircraft engines, which include a turbo-fan after-burner engine, a turbo-fan ram-jet combination, and a turbo-rocket engine. 2 VTOL jet engines which do not need long runways, including a turbo-jet lift engine, a turbo-fan lift engine, a conventional turbo-jet engine with a lift fan attachment, and a deflected lift engine. A reheating gas turbine engine which has the advantage of a low fuel requirement is also briefly described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • VSTOL
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE