General Electric Yf120

General Electric Yf120

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The General Electric YF120 was a variable cycle turbofan engine designed by GE Aircraft Engines in the late 1980s/early 1990s for the United States Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) project (which resulted in the F-22 Raptor). GE lost the engine competition for this aircraft to Pratt & Whitney F119. General Electric began developing the YF120 for the ATF competition in the early 1980s. Unlike competitor Pratt & Whitney, GE elected against developing a conventional low bypass turbofan and instead chose to design a variable cycle engine. This decision was made as a result of the challenging ATF requirement of supercruise. This meant the engine had to produce a large amount of dry thrust (without afterburner) and therefore have high off-design efficiency ("design" being standard cruise conditions).show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 304g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135879693
  • 9786135879698