Clydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 14100 times:
Quoting Miamiair (Reply 1): I would put my money on the JT8D for now:
Yeah, is was thinking along those lines too (Later Caravelles Also JT8D) and the fact that each 727 had 3 engines but look at the CFM 56 too
737-300/400/500 and all NG series.
A320/319/321/318 ( more than half of all built)
A340-200/300 (low numbers but 4 engines an airframe)
DC8-70 series (low numbers but 4 engines an airframe)
Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6144 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 13924 times:
Quoting Timz (Reply 6): Maybe some Russian engine had more than that?
You might not be far off with that.
This may not apply now, but somewhere, I read about how reliable the older Soviet engines were. When this one Asian airline (Chinese? Mongolian?) who only bought Russian equipment decided to buy a Boeing design (IIRC, it was the 707,) they bought 16(!) spare engines to go with just that one aircraft. That same airline bought many, many more of the same aircraft, and after about 30 years of use, they retired that fleet and still had 4 engines left in their original crates.
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474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13832 times:
Without question it was the J-57, which powered the B-52, F-100, F-101, F-102, F4D and the F8U. Remember that each B-52 used eight (8) of them. A close second would be the J-47 which powered the B-47 and F-86's.
Boeing (and Lockheed) built 2,042 B-47's which required 12,240 J-47 without spares.
DALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2694 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 13695 times:
According to wiki the jt3c/j57 had 21,170 built. I guess all those eight engine B52 and four engine 707/KC135 and DC8's really add up to a lot of engines. I do think the CFM 56 has a chance of eclipsing this number. Even coming close is a feat since many of the airframes only have two vs four or eight.
BAe146QT From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 996 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13588 times:
Quoting 752is (Reply 14): How about the RR RB211? Just a thought.
I don't have the figures for the different variants, but you may be on to something. After all, it is also used as a static motor in industrial applications, (oil rigs, etc), not just slung under airraft wings.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26824 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 13519 times:
Quoting BAe146QT (Reply 15): Quoting 752is (Reply 14):
How about the RR RB211? Just a thought.
I don't have the figures for the different variants, but you may be on to something. After all, it is also used as a static motor in industrial applications, (oil rigs, etc), not just slung under aircraft wings.
Industrial and marine versions of many other jet engines have also been built, although total numbers are much smaller than those used on aircraft. For example, GE says that "more than 1,800 aeroderivative gas turbine engines have been sold for marine and industrial use."
GE says the marine version of the TF-39, the first high-bypass turbofan used on the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy and on which the design of the commercial CF-6 first used on the DC-10 was based, powers many ships in 24 world navies and several fast ferries.
Ex52tech From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 559 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 13512 times:
Quoting Clydenairways (Thread starter): I was wondering which Jet Engine has sold the most examples of all time?
I was thinking the JT8 or CFM 56
Since the CFM56 is still in production, I can't imagine it not being the highest selling engine, but then again what are the numbers for the RB 211?
I would not consider the marine and pump engine derivatives of the CF-6 as included in contension for highest selling aircraft engine, because they are not powering an aircraft.
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MrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 948 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 13503 times:
All engines mentioned so far are certainly widely produced, but do not even come close to the Klimov VK-1. This engine was used by the Soviet Union to power both the MiG-15 and the MiG-17, as well as the Ilyushin Il-28 bomber. Depending on which numbers you believe correct (reported production numbers for these aircraft vary wildly, most accounts state at least 12,000 MiG-15s, 6,000 MiG-17s and 2,000 Il-28s were made in the Soviet Union alone, plus large amounts of licence production on top of that), there have been anywhere between 22,000 and 39,000 VK-1s produced.
Although this thread involves jets, the PT6 cetainly must break some records for turboprops with over 35,000 built as of last September per a P&WC press release, and still in production after 44 years.