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An American Gas Turbine of Low Power: A Unit Developed Experimentally by the Boeing Airplane Company for Study and Investigation

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 August 1949

Abstract

A LOW‐POWER gas‐turbine engine developed by the Boeing Airplane Company and the reasons for its evolution were des‐cribed by S. D. Hage, chief of the company's propulsion development unit, at the annual meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers in Detroit last January. When the U.S. Air Forces invited proposals late in 1943 for a medium bomber driven by high‐speed turbo‐jet engines, the development of gas turbines was in such an early stage that not enough practical information was available from manufacturers to meet the needs for designing an aircraft to take maximum ad‐vantage of this type of power‐plant, so Boeing decided to make a thorough study of the new engine type, developing one of small size to keep the cost of research as low as possible.

Citation

Perry, H.W. (1949), "An American Gas Turbine of Low Power: A Unit Developed Experimentally by the Boeing Airplane Company for Study and Investigation", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 21 No. 8, pp. 242-263. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031792

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