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General Electric TF39

The Engine Specifications
The TF39 was the world's first high-bypass turbofan.  This engine won the competition to power the C-5 Galaxy in 1965. 
Bypass ratio: 8-to-1
1-1/2 stage fan
Compressor: 16-stage
Compressor pressure ratio: 25
Turbine: 2-stage HP, 6-stage LP
Mass flow: 1,550 lbs/sec
Models Used by
TF39-GE-1C: 43,000 lb (191 kN) thrust
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
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