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de Havilland Gnome

Engine overview:

The licence built de Havilland Gnome turbine engine was used to power late versions of the Whirlwind helicopter, and two were used in the Wessex helicopter replacing piston engines.

 

Engine specifications:

Static Thrust: 1,000 Shaft Horsepower (SHP)

Air Mass Flow: 12.3 lbs/sec

Pressure Ratio: 8.1:1

First engine delivered: August 1959

Number built UK: 107