General Electric F118

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F118 engine

The General Electric F118 is a turbofan - engines without afterburners of the US company GE Aviation .


The engine was developed in 1988 as the General Electric F101 as part of the Advanced Manned Strategic Aircraft Program .

The further development F118 is controlled by a FADEC system, delivers up to 84.6 kN of thrust and has a specific consumption of 18.98 mg / Ns. The combustion chamber was the subject of intensive research and modifications, as contrails and high exhaust gas temperatures were to be prevented as much as possible. A Halon -based system is used to extinguish fire .

The popular version with an afterburner is the General Electric F110 engine .


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