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F-107-WR-101 TURBOFAN ENGINE

Posted 1/29/2007 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Williams International F107-WR-101 Turbofan Engine

The Williams International F107-WR-101 is an advanced two-shaft turbofan jet engine built to power the Boeing AGM-86B Air-launched Cruise Missile (ALCM). The engine was designed with emphasis on light weight and compact size due to the restricted internal space available aboard the ALCM.

It weighs only 146 pounds and yet generates 600 pounds of thrust, which propels the 3,200 pound ALCM at a sustained speed of around 550 miles per hour. The engine burns a special high-density aviation turbine fuel which has more energy for a given volume than standard fuels. The fuel is blended to endure harsh weather conditions and long storage periods.

The engine starts when the ALCM is launched from its carrier aircraft and its folded inlet fully deploys. This engine was recovered from the Utah Test and Training Range following an ALCM test flight and later donated to the museum.








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