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Continental T51
Continental T67
Continental T65
Continental T72
Continental 210
Continental 217
Continental 220

 

The Continental CAE T51 was a small turboshaft engine produced by Continental Aviation and Engineering (CAE) under license from Turbomeca. A development of the Artouste, it was followed by three additional turboshaft engines, the T72, the T65, and the T67. However, none of these engines, including the T51, entered full production. CAE abandoned turboshaft development in 1967 after the XT67 lost to the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T (T400) to power the Bell UH-1N Twin Huey.

 

Variants and derivatives:

XT51-1 (Model 210)
Based on the Artouste I; 280 shp.
 
XT51-3 (Model 220-2)
Based on the Artouste II; 425 shp.

XT72 (Model 217-5)
Based on the Turbomeca Astazou; 600 shp.

XT65 (Model 217-10)
A scaled-down version of the Astazou; competed against the Allison T63 to power the Light Observation Helicopter; 305 shp.
 
XT67 (Model 217A)
two engines driving a common gearbox; based on the Astazou X and T72; 1,540 shp.
 
Applications:

XT51-1
XL-19C Bird Dog
Sikorsky XH-39 (S-59)

XT51-3
Bell 201 (XH-13F)

XT67
Bell 208

XT72
Republic Lark (license-built Aérospatiale Alouette II)

 

 


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