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User currently offlineSaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1610 posts, RR: 11
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 673 times:

About 10 years ago MD did some experiments with engines similar to a turbo prop. As far as I know, the tests were successful but the engines and planes were never produced.

The engines were jet engines I think, with a prop-like fan in front of the core. I think that the idea was to have the performance advantages of a prop with the cruise advantages of a jet.

Does anybody know anything about this and what ever happened to it.

Thanks


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User currently offlineBoeingmd82 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 650 times:

Saab2000

This topic was recently discussed in the Tech/Ops forum.

Here is the link, has some good info and pics.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/22538/

The engine was being developed by General Electric and was planned to be the launch engine for the MD-90 during the AC's development stage, but was later discarded because of vibration problems.



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