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Encyclopedia > Allison T56

The T56 is a military turboprop engine produced by Rolls-Royce. The commercial version is designated T501-D. It was originally developed by Allison, which Rolls-Royce acquired in 1995. A diagram showing how a turboprop works. ... Rolls-Royce plc (also known as Rolls-Royce Aero Engines) is the second-largest aircraft engine maker in the world, behind General Electrics GE Aircraft Engines division. ... The Allison Engine Company was an aircraft engine manufacturer that was acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1995. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The T56 entered production in 1954 and over 18,000 engines have been produced since. 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Specifications (T56 Series IV-A)

  • Power: 5,250 shp
  • Pressure ratio: 11.5
  • Inlet massflow: 240-280 lb/sec
  • Diameter: 27 in
  • Length: 146.1 in
  • Basic weight: 1940 lb

External links

  • T56 page at the Rolls-Royce site

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