Ad: How a jet engine runs on its “nerves” (Feb, 1953)

How a jet engine runs on its “nerves”
Auxiliary “nerve center” of a jet’s engine, this complex gearbox transmits the power that runs oil and fuel pumps, generators, and other vital accessories. To produce this intricate unit for J-40 engines, Westinghouse looks to Lycoming for precision production.

From a jet’s mighty engine, these precision gears “take off” power and pass it along to vital accessory equipment at the specific rate required by each different unit. As many as 30 separate gears … as many as 2500 separate machining and assembly operations … go into this gearbox so essential to safe, efficient operation of a jet. And for this tremendously complex production, Westinghouse depends on Lycoming.

Lycoming stands ready to assist you, too. Whether you have “just an idea” that needs development, a problem in the blueprint stage, or a finished metal product that needs precise, speedy fabrication … you can depend on Lycoming’s long-tested ability to meet the most exacting and diverse industrial or military requirements. Whatever your problem—look to Lycoming!

Lycoming’s 2-1/2 million feet of floor space, its more than 6,000 machine tools, and its wealth of creative engineering ability stand ready to serve your needs.

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1 comment
  1. SuperCorgi says: October 31, 200711:33 am

    This is funny, the Westinghouse J40 engine was a miserable failure, ending up years late and delivering less than half the power that was promised. It doomed an entire generation of jet aircraft, such as the Vought F7U Cutlass, and the first incarnation of the F3HN-1 Demon.

    It resulted in Westinghouse getting out of the turbine business altogether.

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