General Electric F118

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F118
An F118 engine
TypeTurbofan
National originUnited States
ManufacturerGeneral Electric
First run1980s
Major applicationsB-2 Spirit
Lockheed U-2
Developed fromGeneral Electric F110
 
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F118
An F118 engine
TypeTurbofan
National originUnited States
ManufacturerGeneral Electric
First run1980s
Major applicationsB-2 Spirit
Lockheed U-2
Developed fromGeneral Electric F110

The General Electric F118 is a non-afterburning turbofan engine produced by GE Aviation, and is derived from the General Electric F110 afterburning turbofan.

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Design and development

The F118 is a non-afterburning derivative of the F110 specially developed for the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. A single stage HP turbine drives the 9 stage HP compressor, whilst a 2 stage LP turbine drives the 3 stage fan. The combustor is annular. In 1998, the USAF's Lockheed U-2 fleet was fitted with a modified version of the F118.[1]

Applications

Variants

F118-GE-100
Variant for the B-2[2]
F118-GE-101
Variant for the U-2S[2]

Specifications (F118-100)

Data from [3]

General characteristics

Components

Performance

See also

Related development
Related lists

References

Notes

  1. ^ Donald, David, ed. "U-2, The Second Generation". Black Jets. AIRtime, 2003. ISBN 1-880588-67-6.
  2. ^ a b Taylor 1996, p 594
  3. ^ Gas Turbine Engines. Aviation Week & Space Technology Source Book 2009. p. 118.

Bibliography

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1996). Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory. London, England: Brassey's. ISBN 1-85753-198-1. 

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