What would you get if you crossed a
fighter jet with a race car?
Westinghouse J-34 Turbojet
The J34-WE-34 puts out 3500 lbs thrust. With afterburner
on it puts out 5000 lbs + thrust, this equates to around
9000+ horse power.
Westinghouse Electric Corporation in the late 1940s, the
J34 engine was an enlarged version of the earlier
Westinghouse J30. The J34 produced at least 3,000 lbs. of
thrust (depending on engine series) and was twice as
powerful as its predecessor. Several different series J34s
were used in US Air Force experimental aircraft during the
1948-1953 period. A J34-WE-22, rated at 3,000 lbs. thrust,
powered the tiny McDonnell XF-85 "Goblin." The McDonnell
XF-88A used two J34-WE-15 engines, each rated at 3,150
lbs. thrust, while the XF-88B used two XJ34-WE-19s, each
rated at 3,250 lbs. thrust. Power for the Douglas X-3
"Stiletto" was provided by two XJ34-WE-17s of 3,370 lbs.
thrust each. The -15, -17, and -19 engines were fitted
with an afterburner for additional thrust when needed.
11-stage axial flow
two-stage axial flow
Thrust: 3,500 lbs. (No afterburner)
lbs+. (With afterburner)
How does a jet engine work?
engine or, more correctly, the gas turbine is an internal
combustion engine which produces power by the controlled
burning of fuel. In both the gas turbine and the motor car
engine, air is compressed, fuel is added and the mixture
is ignited. The resulting hot gas expands rapidly and is
used to produce the power.