|Compressor:||Single-stage double-sided centrifugal|
|Displacement:||176 cu. in|
|Power Output:||1,650 lbf thrust|
The J31 (also known as the GE I-16) was the first turbojet engine mass produced in the United States and was based on the British Whittle-1. Two J31's powered the Bell P-59A Airacomet, this first U.S. jet fighter. Two-hundred and forty one were built. It produced 1,650 lbs. of thrust and had a maximum of 16,500 rpm.
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