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J79- 5

GE turbojet engine. 45.8 kN. Out of Production. Thrust is maximum sea level thrust; specific impulse is sea level value at that thrust. Isp=2020s.

Thrust (sl): 41.600 kN (9,352 lbf). Thrust (sl): 4,246 kgf.

Status: Out of Production.
Thrust: 45.80 kN (10,296 lbf).
Specific impulse: 2,020 s.
Burn time: 20,000 s.

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  • GE American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. General Electric Corporation, USA. More...

Associated Propellants
  • Air/Kerosene Ambient air (78 % nitrogen, 21% oxygen, etc.) is scooped up by air intakes and used in turbojet, turbofan, ramjet, scramjet, or other airbreathing engines. It is used to burn aviation-grade kerosene, commercial grade JP-4 or JP-5, their military equivalents, or special high-temperature blends such as those used in the SR-71. More...

Associated Stages
  • B-58 Mach 2 rocket carrier. Loaded/empty mass 72,563/25,197 kg. Thrust 183.23 kN. Specific impulse 2020 seconds. Convair Bomber-delta wing. Maximum release conditions: Belly mounted, 21,818 kg (22.5 m length x 1.9 m diameter x 7.1 m wingspan) at 2,130 kph at 12,195 m altitude (Kingfisher). More...

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