BMW Model 6002 Turboshaft Engine


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

The BMW 6002 was the first gas turbine engine designed by BMW after World War II. The development of this engine formed the basis of BMW's post-War gas turbine research and development organization, and was one of the first generation small gas turbine engines developed worldwide.

The turbojet version of the engine, the BMW Model 8025 (later 8011), was the first German engine to power a German aircraft after World War II, the Hutter-Allgaier-Turbinensegler H-30 TS powered sailplane. A further development, the Model 6012 L3 turboshaft engine, powered the Dornier Do 32K Kiebitz rotary-wing platform which was first demonstrated in flight in late 1970. This Model 6002 turboshaft engine is an auxiliary power unit, and is only one of two artifacts known to exist.

Collection Item Long Description:


Circa 1959

Inventory Number


Physical Description

  • Type: Turboshaft
  • Power rating: 48.5 kW (65 hp) at 45,000 rpm
  • Compressor: Single-stage radial
  • Combustor: Annular
  • Turbine: Single-stage axial
  • Weight: 45.4 kg (100 lb)

Credit Line

Gift of Francie Grynkraut

Country of Origin



Length 62.2 cm (24.5 in.), Width 41.9 cm (16.5 in.), Height 41.4 cm (16.3 in.) (dimensions for Model 6012 APU)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


PROPULSION-Turbines (Jet)

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