|Compressor:||Single-spool, 11-stage axial|
|Power Output:||3,400 lbf maximum thrust|
This is a cutaway of Westinghouse's second and most successful jet engines. Westinghouse entered the aircraft gas turbine field in 1941 with a proposal for an axial-flow gas turbine which became the U.S. Navy model J30. The advantage of an axial-flow compressor is its lower frontal area compared to certrifugal compressors. The J34 then basically becoming enlarged version of the J30. Later models produced nearly 5,000 lbf of thrust with the addition of an afterburner. Overall approximately 5,000 engines were built. They continued development with the J46 which was again a larger and more powerful version of the J34.
Applications of the J34 included:
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