The Story of GE’s First Jet Engine

ASIM, may 04

This 1952 GE production recounts the development of the inaugural American jet engine in the summer of 1942, based on designs by Frank Whittle. The U.S. War Department and Army Air Corps tasked GE with reconstructing and adapting Whittle’s jet engine for commercial use. Dubbed the I-A, GE’s classified engine ultimately propelled the XP-59, America’s maiden jet aircraft, into its inaugural flight on October 2, 1942. (By GE Aerospace)

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