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The Solar T62 Titan is an American gas-turbine engine used mainly as a helicopter auxiliary power unit (APU), ground power generator or helicopter power-plant. A free power turbine version was developed as the Solar T66.

Variants

T62 Titan
The direct drive main production version.
T62T-2
80 hp (60 kW) @ 56,700 turbine rpm for Boeing-Vertol CH-47A Chinook helicopters.[1]
T62T-2A
95 hp (71 kW) @ 56,700 turbine rpm for Boeing-Vertol CH-47B / C Chinook helicopters.[1]
T62T-11
80 hp (60 kW) @ 56,700 turbine rpm for Boeing-Vertol CH-46A Sea Knight helicopters.[1]
T62T-12
105 hp (78 kW) @ 61,240 turbine rpm
T62T-16 / -16A1
95 hp (71 kW) for Sikorsky CH-3, Sikorsky SH-3 and Sikorsky CH-54A Skycrane helicopters @ 56,700 turbine rpm, with 8,000 and 8,100 rpm outputs.[1]
T62T-25
turboshaft - 80 hp (60 kW) @ 56,700 turbine rpm
T62T-27
turboshaft - 150 hp (110 kW) @ 61,250 turbine rpm, with 1x 8,000 and 1x 8,216 rpm outputs.[1]
T62T-29
turboshaft - 95 hp (71 kW) @ 56,700 turbine rpm, for Lockheed Jetstar and Pan American Falcon business Jets @ 56,700 turbine rpm, with 1x 8,000 and 1x 8,100 rpm outputs.[1]
T62T-32A
150 hp (110 kW) @ 61,250 rpm. Military Ground Power Unit (GPU) often used by US Navy and Air Force.
T66
A free power turbine version for the US military.

Applications

Auxiliary Power Unit
Turboshaft
Turboprop

Specifications

Data from Bennett[2]

General characteristics

  • Type: Turboshaft
  • Length: 33.41 in (84.86 cm)
  • Diameter: 21.375 in (54.293 cm)
  • Dry weight: 142 lb (64 kg) lb

Components

  • Compressor: Centrifugal Impeller
  • Combustors: Annular reverse flow with six burners
  • Turbine: Radial inflow impeller
  • Fuel type: JP-4 / JP-5 / JP-8
  • Oil system: Wet sump

Performance

  • Maximum power output: 60 to 150 hp (45 to 112 kW)
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 0.42 to 1.06 hp/lb (0.69 to 1.74 kW/kg)

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Wilkinson, Paul H. (1977). Aircraft engines of the World 1966/77 (21st ed.). London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd. 
  2. ^ "Solar T62 Titan Gas Turbine". Ian Bennett. Archived from the original on 2012-12-23. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 

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