Top 5: Aircraft Engine Types

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.

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1) Piston Engine:

By R. Castelnuovo – Own work

2) Rotary Piston Engine:

Photo copyright 2004 by Paul Richter, licensed under GFDL

Radial Piston Engine:

By Stoianovici – Own work, CC BY-SA 1.0,

Turboprop Engine:

By Turboprop_operation.png: Emoscopes derivative work: M0tty (Turboprop_operation.png) [CC BY 2.5 (, CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons

Turbofan Engine:
“Turbofan3 Labelled” by Zephyris at en.wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons –