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Engine, Sulzer (De Havilland) D.H. Ghost 48 Mk 1Turbojet
Shortly after, the de Havilland Engine Company was formed in early 1944, and with access to the original jet engine development of Sir Frank Whittle, planning led by Frank Halford began for a series of new turbine engine developments including the H.2 Ghost turbojet. The Ghost first ran on September 2, 1945. It followed and was more powerful than the Goblin, the first jet engine to pass the British military type approval tests.
The Ghost was the first turbojet engine approved in the Normal Category for civil transport operation by Great Britain's Air Registration Board. The Ghost 40 was the first pure jet engine to power a civil aircraft, the de Havilland D.H.106 Comet airliner.
This Ghost 48 Mk 1 was manufactured in 1956 under license by Gebr. Sulzer A.G. in Winterthur, Switzerland. It powered a de Havilland DH-112 Venom aircraft.
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Country of Origin
Sulzer AG. Winterthur (De Havilland)
Thrust: 22,462 N (5,050 lb)
Compressor: Single-stage centrifugal
Combustor: 10 straight-through-flow chambers
Turbine: Single-stage axial
Weight: 962 kg (2,120 lb)
3-D: 223.5 × 147.3 × 159.7cm, 961.6kg (7 ft. 4 in. × 4 ft. 10 in. × 5 ft. 2 7/8 in., 2120lb.)
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