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The development of the J79 turbojet began in 1952 as a more powerful follow-up to the General Electric J47 turbojet. The engine generated a maximum of 17,000 pounds of thrust with the afterburner operating.
The J79 was used on a variety of high-speed aircraft, including some of the advanced fighters developed during the late 1950s. The two most famous examples are the McDonnell Douglas F-4 and Lockheed F-104, which were both capable of flying at Mach 2.
17,000 lbs. thrust (with afterburner)
Military power rating:
17 ft. 5 in.
3 ft. 2 in.
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