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Ford Turbines

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Ford Turbines

Postby j79guy on Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:02 pm

Yes, Ford made several, the last design was pretty good, the Model 710. Rated at up to 450 horsepower, they were planned for heavy trucks and marine use. Never got off the ground though. Ford sold licensing rights to Teledyne, who marketed the Ford 710 as the RGT3600. Nope, they never got off the ground either. The US government bought a few, as a sop to Teledyne, as the Patriot Missle launchers were powered by GM/Allison turbines. Teledyne cried foul, so the government bought a few, and promptly put them on the surplus list. Bruce Linsmeyer (Avon Aero Supply.) has a warehouse storing 11 of these neat turbines, begging for homes. When the engine finally blows in my gravel truck, I want to put a Ford 710 in!

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