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General Electric J31

The Engine Specifications
 
The I-16 was a development of GE's I-A which, in turn was a copy of Whittle's W.1.  Designed to deliver 1,600 lbs thrust, the I-16 was first run in 1943.  By the end of the war, a jet engine designation system had been developed by the U.S. Military and the I-16 became the J31.

Around 250 were produced.

Centrifugal turbojet
Single-stage centrifugal compressor
Single axial turbine

 

 
Models Used by
 
I-16: 1,650 lb (7.3 kN) thrust
J31-GE-5: 2,000 lb (8.9 kN) thrust
Bell P-59 Airacomet
 
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