Top 5: Aircraft Engine Types

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A look at the impact changes in technology have had on aircraft propulsion systems. From the early piston engine planes to the latest high bypass turbofans.

Wikipedia Commons Attribution Details

1) Piston Engine:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jacopo_Werther/Favourites/Animated_GIF

By R. Castelnuovo – Own work

2) Rotary Piston Engine:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_engine#/media/File:Le_Rhone_9C.jpg

Photo copyright 2004 by Paul Richter, licensed under GFDL

Radial Piston Engine:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radial_engine#/media/File:Radial_engine_timing-small.gif

By Stoianovici – Own work, CC BY-SA 1.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20230674

Turboprop Engine:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turboprop#/media/File:Turboprop_operation-en.svg

By Turboprop_operation.png: Emoscopes derivative work: M0tty (Turboprop_operation.png) [CC BY 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Turbofan Engine:
“Turbofan3 Labelled” by Zephyris at en.wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Turbofan3_Labelled.gif#/media/File:Turbofan3_Labelled.gif

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