General Electric YJ101
The General Electric YJ101 was an afterburning turbofan engine in the 15,000 lbf class (static thrust). Developed for the Northrop YF-17 entry in the Lightweight Fighter (LWF) competition, the YJ101 formed the basis for General Electric's highly successful F404 engine.
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||General Electric Aircraft Engines|
|Major applications||Northrop YF-17|
|Developed into||General Electric F404|
The bypass ratio was intentionally designed to be very low, to avoid the inlet instability issues associated with earlier TF30 engines on the F-111. For marketing reasons, the engine was designated as a "J" (jet) type, and not an "F" (fan) engine. In fact, some engineers described the YJ101 as a "leaky turbojet".
- Type: Turbofan
- Length: 3.530m
- Diameter: 829mm
- Dry weight: 820kg
- Compressor: axial
- Combustors: annular