Altitude-wind-tunnel investigation of performance characteristics of a J47D prototype (RX1-1) turbojet engine with variable-area exhaust nozzle

Conrad, E. William., McAulay, John E.

Performance of a J47D (RX1-1) turbojet engine equipped with afterburner, variable-area exhaust nozzle, and integrated electronic control was determined over a range of flight conditions. These data were obtained with the electronic control both operative and inoperative. For operation with scheduled exhaust nozzle area, the minimum specific fuel consumption of 1.15 pounds of fuel per hour per pound of net thrust occurred at about 7200 rpm at altitudes from 5000 to 25,000 feet at a flight Mach number of 0.19.

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