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The General Electric J85 was a small single-shaft turbojet engine, capable of generating up to 4000 lbf (18 kN) of dry thrust. It had an axial-flow compressor with 8 stages. It was originally designed for the USAF's McDonnell ADM-20 Quail decoy missile, but was also used in the Canadair CT-114 Tutor jet trainer. The engine was also used on civilian bizjets such as the Lear Jet 23 and the Hamburger Flugzeugbau HFB320 under the designation General Electric CJ610. A version of it is used in the Scaled Composites White Knight aircraft, the carrier for the Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne spacecraft. Jet engine diagram Turbojets are the simplest and oldest kind of general purpose jet engine. ... The pound-force is a non-SI unit of force or weight (properly abbreviated lbf or lbf). The pound-force is equal to a mass of one pound multiplied by the standard acceleration due to gravity on Earth (which is defined as exactly 9. ... The axial flow compressor is an improvement on the centrifugal compressor previously used in turbine engines,though small and micro turbines use centrifugal compressors with relative advantages (in terms of pressure ratios achieveable per stage of compression). ... Seal of the Air Force. ... The McDonnell Aircraft Corporation was an American aerospace manufacturer, based near St. ... The ADM-20 Quail was a decoy missle, intended to confuse enemy radar. ... A decoy is usually a person, device or event meant as a distraction to conceal what an individual or a group might be looking for. ... The Snowbirds flying the CT-114 Tutor in a diamond formation The Canadair CT-114 Tutor is a Canadian_built jet trainer aircraft used by the RCAF and the later unified Canadian Forces. ... A trainer is a training aircraft used to develop piloting, navigational or weapon-aiming skills in flight crew. ... Business jet (slang, Bizjet) is a term for a jet aircraft, usually of modest size, designed for transporting small groups of business people for commercial reasons at a time convenient to their business needs. ... C-GBFP - Adlair Aviation - Learjet 25 (LJ25) refulling at Cambridge Bay Airport, Nunavut, Canada. ... Hamburger Flugzeugbau was a Hamburg-Finkenwerder based aircraft company established as a subsidiary of Blohm + Voss in July 1933 to build seaplanes. ... The HFB320 is a 10-seat executive jet aircraft of which a total of 45 were built by Hamburger Flugzeugbau between 1964 and 1973. ... SpaceShipOne and White Knight during a captive carry test flight The Scaled Composites Model 318 White Knight is a jet-powered carrier aircraft used to launch the SpaceShipOne experimental spacecraft. ... SpaceShipOne has a 5-meter wingspan and a 3-person cabin. ...


Afterburning variants could reach up to 5000 lbf (22 kN), and were used in the T-38 Talon and F-5 Freedom Fighter. The J85 engine has the highest thrust to weight ratio of any production jet turbine in the world. For other uses of afterburner, see Afterburner (disambiguation). ... The Northrop T-38 Talon is a US-built supersonic jet trainer for military pilots. ... The F-5 Freedom Fighter (or Tiger II) is a fighter aircraft, designed and built by Northrop in the USA, beginning in 1962. ...



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Northrop N-156F (2074 words)
The powerplant was to be the General Electric J85 turbojet, which had originally been intended as the engine for the GAM-72 Green Quail decoy drone.
General Electric promised an afterburning version rated at 3850 lb.s.t., and Northrop began work on a fighter aircraft based on this engine.
Both versions were to be powered by a pair of General Electric J85 turbojets grouped closely together in the rear fuselage and fed by a pair of lateral air intakes on the sides of the lower fuselage.
General Electric J85 at AllExperts (384 words)
The General Electric J85 is a small single-shaft turbojet engine, capable of generating up to 2950 lbf (18 kN) of dry thrust or more, with an afterburner.
The engine is also used on civilian bizjets such as the Lear Jet 23 and the Hamburger Flugzeugbau HFB-320 Hansa Jet under the designation General Electric CJ610.
A version of it is used in the Scaled Composites White Knight aircraft, the carrier for the Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne spacecraft.
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