Lycoming T53-L-11B

Lycoming T53-L-11B aircraft engine at the New England Air Museum


Type:   Turboshaft
Turbine:   2-stage high pressure; 2-stage power
Compressor:   5-stage axial and 1-stage centrifugal
Weight:   485 lbs.
Power Output:   1100 hp
Year:   1957
NEAM Id:   15
Location:   Military Hangar

Gift of Avco Lycoming Engine Group
Avco Corporation

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.

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