Westinghouse Turbo-jet model-19A 'Yankee'

Made:
1943

Turbojet, six-stage axial flow compressor, single stage turbine, Westinghouse model-19A ‘Yankee’ aero engine: original outline design by Dr. Stewart Way at Westinghouse Research Laboratories and detailed design by Westinghouse steam turbine division and built by Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, United States of America, 1943. The Westinghouse model-19A ‘Yankee’ was the first jet engine to be designed and built in the United States of America.

Details

Category:
Aircraft Propulsion
Object Number:
1974-5/1
Materials:
aluminium alloy, asbestos, copper (alloy), plastic (unidentified), rubber (unidentified) and steel (metal)
credit:
Smithsonian Institution