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General Electric J79

The Engine Specifications
The J79 was GE's first variable-stator turbojet and first flew in 1955.  The simplified civil version was designated the CJ-805 and powered the Convair 880 and 990.

16,950 J79s were built including over 3,000 assembled by licensees.

Compressor: 17-stage axial with variable stators
Turbine: 3-stage
Mass flow: 170 lbs/sec
Power ratio: 13
Models Used by
J79-GE-2: 15,000 lb (66.7 kN) afterburning thrust
J79-GE-5A: 15,600 lb (69.4 kN) afterburning thrust
J79-GE-7A: 15,800 lb (70.3 kN) afterburning thrust
J79-GE-10: 17,860 lb (79.4 kN) afterburning thrust
J79-GE-15: 17,000 lb (75.6 kN) afterburning thrust
J79-GE-17: 17,900 lb (79.6 kN) afterburning thrust
J79-GE-119: prototype engine for export version of F-16A (info from Mike Solon)
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