The British De Havilland H-1 Goblin design began in 1941, and first flew in 1943 in the Gloster Meteor and De Havilland Vampire aircraft. Originally rated at 8,896 N (2,000 lb.) thrust, the Goblin II grew to 13,344 N (3,000 lb.) thrust, and powered the De Havilland Vampire and 108 Swallow.

A British delegation visited U.S. manufacturers in early-1943, revealing important H-1 details and discussing the possibility of building the engine in the U.S. But engines were first imported for the Navy's Curtiss XF15C, and as an alternate for the GE I-40 in the Army Lockheed P-80. The Army used an H-1 engine as the power plant in the prototype XP-80, but replaced it with the more powerful, 17,792 N (4,000 lb.) thrust GE I-40 (J33). Subsequently the Navy contracted with Allis-Chalmers for construction of 40 H-1 engines, known as the J36. However, when delivery was too slow, the contract was canceled after production of seven engines.

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Object Details
Date Circa 1945 Country of Origin United Kingdom Type PROPULSION-Turbines (Jet) Manufacturer De Havilland Engine Company, Ltd
Physical Description Type: Turbojet Thrust: 13,344 N (3,000 lb) at 10,200 rpm Compressor: Single-stage centrifugal Combustor: 16 straight-through-flow combustors Turbine: Single-stage axial Dimensions 3-D: 149.9 × 134.6 × 137.2cm, 680.4kg (4 ft. 11 in. × 4 ft. 5 in. × 4 ft. 6 in., 1500lb.)
Materials Steel
Aluminum Alloy
Natural Fiber Textile
Adhesive Tape
Inventory Number A19670005000 Credit Line Transferred from the U.S. Navy, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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