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Curtiss-Wright


American manufacturer of rocket engines. Curtiss-Wright, USA.

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Associated Engines
  • LR17 Curtiss-Wright Lox/Gasoline rocket engine. RATO rocket for XB-45. Launch thrust 17.6 kN. Assisted take-off power. Single thrust chamber, both regeneratively cooled and film-cooled with water, spark plug ignition, turbine-pump fed. More...
  • LR19 Curtiss-Wright Lox/Gasoline rocket engine. Launch thrust 44.1 kN. Experimental unit for either missiles or piloted aircraft. Single thrust chamber, regnenerativey cooled and film cooled with water-alcohol mixture. More...
  • LR21 Curtiss-Wright Lox/Gasoline rocket engine. Launch thrust 266.83 kN. Turbine pump-fed, single thrust chamber unit intended for cancelled missile application. Engine designed to fit into the envelope dimensions of the German V-2! More...
  • LR27 Curtiss-Wright liquid rocket engine. planned for XF-91; cancelled. More...
  • LR29 Curtiss-Wright liquid rocket engine. cancelled project. More...
  • LR37 Curtiss-Wright Lox/Gasoline rocket engine. 0.225 kN. Small experimental engine for ram-rocket tests. Single thrust chamber, regneratively cooled with gasoline, film cooling also used, spark plug ignition. Test article only built. More...
  • XLR25-CW-1 Curtiss-Wright Lox/Alcohol rocket engine. 66.880 kN. Out of Production. First flight 1954. Two chamber engine built for X-2 rocketplane. Engine could be throttled continuously from 1140 kgf to 6820 kgf. More...

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