Re: Some Turbofan Questions

From:         Graham Glen <Graham@irving.demon.co.uk>
Organization: Ain't nobody here but us chickens
Date:         07 Jul 96 14:09:01 
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In article <airliners.1996.1129@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Robert & Linda
Wilson <wilsonr@tor.hookup.net> writes
>> And while I'm still in question mode,
>> did early commercial jet engines (Comet, 707 etc) use
>> any bypass air, or did it all go through the core?
>
>Comets were originally engined with RR Avons - zero bypass. The 707's
>bought by BOAC were engined with RR Conways. These, I think, were the
>first bypass engines in comercial service, however the bypass level was
>very low by today's standards. Less tha 0.5 if my memory serves me right.
>

Just for the sake of completeness, Comets started life with DH Goblin
engines.

Graham
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