Aircraft engine RR Pegasus cut-out RH

A Rolls-Royce Pegasus engine on display, sections have been cut out to provide an internal view.


Left front view of a Spanish navy AV-8S Matador aircraft in 1 May 1977.

Gate Guardian RAF Stafford

Gate Guardian. An Harrier GR.3 aircraft beside the gate of RAF Stafford, Staffordshire, England in 8 May 2005. Authors- Andy and Hilary.

The engineEdit

The Rolls Royce Pegasus is a turbofan engine originally designed by the Bristol Engine Co. and is now manufactured by Rolls-Royce. The engine powers all versions of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier multi-role military aircraft. The first prototype was made in 1958 and formal production began in 1959.

The statsEdit

  1. Made in: UK, USA, Italy, India, Spain and Thailand under licence.  
  2. Type: Twin-spool turbofan.
  3. Length: 137 in (3.480 m).
  4. Diameter: 48 in (1.219 m).
  5. Dry weight: 3,960 lb (1,796 kg).
  6. Compressor: 3-stage low pressure, 8-stage high pressure axial flow.
  7. Combustors: Annular.
  8. Turbine: 2-stage high pressure, 2-stage low pressure.
  9. Maximum thrust: 23,800 lbf (106 kN).
  10. Overall pressure ratio: 16.3:1.
  11. Specific fuel consumption: 0.76 lb/lbf-hr.
  12. Thrust-to-weight ratio: 6:1.
  13. First made in: 1958.
  14. Nationality: British.

Also seeEdit

  1. Aircraft Engines


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