General Electric J47
the J33 and J35 to rival Allison, GE decided to design a J35 replacement.
Using the same frame size as the J35, the J47 used a new compressor and
turbine. First flight tested in 1948, the J47 was also the first
axial-flow engine in the United States to be approved for commercial use.
By the time production ended in 1956 36,500 had been built requiring
production at Studebaker and Packard.
- J47-GE-3: 5,200 lb (23 kN) thrust
- J47-GE-13: 6,000 lb (27 kN) thrust
- J47-GE-17B: 7,500 lb (33 kN) afterburning thrust
- J47-GE-25: 7,200 lb (32 kN) thrust
- 12-stage axial compressor
- single-stage axial turbine
- Mass flow: 92 lbs/sec
- Pressure ratio: 5
- Convair B-36 Peacemaker
- North American B-45 Tornado
- Boeing B-47 Stratojet
- North American F-86 Sabre