How the jet got its start. It’s an amazing story of technical neglect and government blindness and ineptitude.
Considering how quickly GE put the J31 together I wonder if the Germans weren’t the only ones looking at those patents. Some how six months is an unbelievably short time to be putting together a task of that magnitude even if you have a working engine. I think that GE had been doing some under the table engineering.
Anyway this is the story of the engine that changed everything.
Here are some more posts about aircraft engines.