The Fairchild J44 was a small turbojet developed in the 1940s by the Fairchild Engine Division.
Design and development
The Fairchild Engine Division (previously the Ranger Aircraft Engine Division of the Fairchild Engine & Aircraft Corporation) began development of the J44 in 1947. It was used in target drones, missiles, and as jet boosters on several aircraft types.
- General characteristics
- Type: turbojet
- Dry weight: 363 lb. (165 kg.)
- Compressor: single stage centrifugal flow compressor
- Combustors: annular combuster
- Turbine: two-stage turbine
- Fuel type: JP-4
- Maximum thrust: 2450 lb. (10.9 kN)
- Specific fuel consumption: 0.94 SFC
- Thrust-to-weight ratio: 6.5:1
- Fairchild J83
- The History of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines, William Fleming and Richard Leyes, AIAA, 1999
- Kay, Anthony L. (2007). Turbojet History and Development 1930-1960 Volume 2:USSR, USA, Japan, France, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and Hungary (1st ed.). Ramsbury: The Crowood Press. ISBN 978-1861269393.
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