|Turbine:||2-stage high pressure; 2-stage power|
|Compressor:||5-stage axial and 1-stage centrifugal|
|Power Output:||1100 hp|
Gift of Avco Lycoming Engine Group
The T53 is a compact, lightweight turboshaft jet engine that has one centrifugal and five axial compressor stages with single stage power and free turbines. The first production engine was delivered in 1953. It gave Lycoming its start in the aircraft gas turbine business and its design became a standard for turboshaft engine design.
Applications of variants of the T53 have included:
Its development was directed by Anselm Franz at the Lycoming Turbine Engine Division in Stratford, Connecticut. Franz was designer of the famous German World War II Junker Jumo 004 jet engine.
Please contact Nick Hurley, Museum Curator, by phone at 860-623-3305 X318, or by email if you have any information or comments on the Lycoming T53-L-11B.