The Evolution of the Aircraft Engine

The TurboJet Engine

Turbofan Jet Engine isolated on white background. 3D render

Propellers were already experiencing ti seeds that made them consume too much power. Jets on the other hand had a rotary motion that was simpler and smoother

Than propellers. Jet engines which are also called gas turbines work by sucking air into the front of the engine using a fan. From there the air is compressed, mixed with fuel, ignited, and shoots it out through the exhaust. The Jet Engine was Brought to Production at the same time in two countries that would soon go to war. In England, a royal airforce officer invented the gas turbine engine the E28/39, making its first flight in 1941. In Germany,

Joachim Von Ohain worked on the challenges of gas turbine engines without the knowledge of the English effort. In 1939 Ohain made HeS.3B which enabled¬† Erich to make the world’s first turbojet-powered flight, the Heinkel He 178. By 1950, jets had reached levels of power that piston engines could not achieve. The reciprocating engines had reached a limit of 35000Hp 28 cylinder PW R-4360 engines.