I came, I saw, I drank some tea (and had a bun).
- Jul 19, 2016
- Reaction score
Quite something to see how small these were. Amazing they did so much with the footprint they had.
According to Libéert, it WAS considered, as was the J79. The Mirage F1, since it was too small for the TF306E, got subvariants, not only with the M53, but also with the Spey and J79. They remained paper projects. The Spey was probably a far better engine than the TF306E, smaller, less expensive, more reliable - and finally, closer from the future M53.It's odd how the Spey didn't figure in the early years of the F1 F2 F3....considering how it did figure in IV offerings and not just to the UK.
Perhaps if there had been a alternative from Bristol? SNECMA did work with them on the M45....
- Type: Low bypass turbofan
- Length: 204.9 in (5204.4 mm)
- Diameter: 43.0 in (1092.2 mm)
- Dry weight: 4,093 lb (1856 kg)