Teledyne CAE F408-CA-400

Eclipse 500 équipé du Teledyne F408-CA-400

F408 was developed for such UAVs as the Ryan BQM-145A Peregrine, aerial targets, standoff and cruise missiles in the 4.45 kN (1,000 lb) thrust class. Teledyne Continental Model number was 382-10.

F408 had been also used on the Eclipse 500 prototype.

Development began in 1985.

Its classification was « Bypass turbojet » with a ratio about 0.25. 

The engine had a fan stage followed by a mixed-flow compressor, slinger type combustor, and a single-stage turbine. The compressor and fan design drew on CAE’s earlier advanced technology  work, while the turbine was similar to that used in Model 373-8B. A major purpose of the bypass feature was to cool the engine skin, which greatly simplified missile engine installation. 

The engine first run in 1989.

Source : The history of North American small gas turbine aircraft engine. Richard A. Leyes II and William A. Fleming

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