The Lift/Cruise Fan Propulsion System for VTOL Applications PUBLIC ACCESS

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John T. Kutney

General Electric Company, Evendale, OH

Paper No. 64-GTP-17, pp. V001T01A017; 10 pages
  • ASME 1964 Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show
  • ASME 1964 Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show
  • Houston, Texas, USA, March 1–5, 1964
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7991-7
  • Copyright © 1964 by ASME


The high by-pass ratio tip-turbine driven lift and lift cruise fan offers the unique arrangement of a single type propulsion system fulfilling the many requirements for a VTOL application. This simple, compact, lightweight system offers high efficiency (low SFC) with the high static thrust at take-off required for VTOL and STOL operation. The lift cruise fan is a logical outgrowth of the tip-turbine lift fan technology backed by over 600 hr of testing since 1959. The significant test problem accomplishments for the cruise fan are presented as well as a representative VTOL transport-type application.

Copyright © 1964 by ASME
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