Wright (Armstrong Siddeley) Sapphire J65-W-16A Turbojet Engine

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In 1950, the Wright Aeronautical Corporation, a division of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, entered the aircraft gas turbine business when its President Roy T. Hurley traveled to Britain and obtained licenses to manufacture and sell the Bristol Olympus turbojet and Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire turbojet in the U.S. Wright qualified the Sapphire as the military J65, and production began in 1952 and ended in 1957. This J65-W-16A was removed from the museum's Douglas A-4C Skyhawk jet aircraft.


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