Westinghouse J34

By 1944, Westinghouse was working on three derivatives of its first axial engine, the 19A. The largest of this family, the 24C (24 inch diameter), became the J34. The earliest flight I can find for the J34 is in 1947 powering the XF2D-1 Banshee.
The J34 had a long career with a few surviving into the 1980s.


  • J34-WE-17: 3,370 lb (15 kN) thrust or 4,900 lb (22 kN) thrust with afterburner
  • J34-WE-22: 3,000 lb (13.3 kN) thrust
  • J34-WE-36: 3,400 lb (15 kN) thrust


  • Axial turbojet Compressor: 11-stage
  • Turbine: 2-stage
  • Mass flow: 50-55 lbs/sec
  • Pressure ratio: 3.7 - 4.4

used by

  • Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket Douglas F3D Skyknight
  • Douglas X-3 Stiletto
  • Lockheed P2V Neptune
  • McDonnell XF-85 Goblin