CFM LEAP Engine Perfect For Podracing

The LEAP-X turbofan engine, developed by GE and French engine-maker Snecma, has been selected to power hundreds of new 455 Airbus A320 aircraft. Manufactured by CFM, the LEAP has many attractive features for passenger jets, including improved fuel efficiency at a lower cost while delivering 18,000-35,000 lbf maximum thrust.


(CFM's LEAP engine)

Also "the compressor doesn't experience significant debris ingestion, due to the inward-opening VBV doors", which would make it a good choice for powering podracers on Tattooine.


(Podracer - built by Anakin Skywalker)

From GE via Seattle Times.

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