- 27 December 2005
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Derivatives of the M45H being proposed by R-R and SNECMA include the 8 430 cv (8,315 shp) M57H rear-drive turboshaft for helicopters and convertiplanes; the 8 430 cv (8,315 shp) M57HA frontdrive turboshaft for V/STOL aircraft (including the four-engined VFW VC 500); the RB.411, R-R counterpart to the M57HA, which is proposed for the twin-engined Westland WG22 V/STOL project; the 7 000 cv (6,904 shp) THS 2000 non-aero turboshaft for rail traction, marine applications and electrical generation; and a high by-pass ratio M45 geared fan version rated at 14,500 lb (6 577 kgp). BPR for this last derivative is approximately 10:1. Weight would be 2,760 lb (1,252 kg).
Flying Review International, July 1970