Junker Jumo 004B Cut-away

Junker Jumo 004B Cut-away aircraft engine at the New England Air Museum


Type:   Turbojet
Turbine:   Single-stage
Compressor:   8-stage axail
Weight:   1,585 lbs.
Power Output:   1,980 lbf @ 8,700 rpm
Year:   1942
NEAM Id:   14
Location:   Military Hangar

Courtesy of the National Museum of the United States Air Force

The Jumo inaugurated the Jet Age when it was introduced by the German Luftwaffe late in World War II. It was the first mass-produced jet aircraft engine and powered the world's first operational jet fighter, the Messerschmitt Me-262 and jet bomber the Aradi Ar-234. Although a lack of high-temperature metals limited its thrust to less than 2,000 lbs., its axial flow design ultimately proved highly successful making it the forerunner of today's high-performance jet aircraft engines.

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