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China displays thrust vectoring engines

by Akhil Kadidal & Prasobh Narayanan

The Aero Engine Corporation of China displayed an engine with a 2D thrust vectoring nozzle throughout Airshow China 2022. The nozzle design seems supposed to maintain manoeuvres at low speeds and at very excessive altitudes. (CFOTO/Future Publishing through Getty Images)

China has displayed two turbofan engines with thrust vectoring management (TVC) nozzles throughout the Airshow China 2022 exhibition being held in Zhuhai from 8 to 13 November.

Imagery of the state-owned Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) pavilion from 9 November confirmed that six engines have been on show. The state-owned newspaper,
Global Times
, reported on 10 November that 5 of the engines are a part of the ‘Taihang‘ household.

This is the primary public exhibiting in China of engines with TVC nozzle methods. These engines have been beforehand reported as being in improvement.

According to
knowledge, the ‘Taihang‘, which is known as after a mountain in China, is related to the Liming Engine Manufacturing Corporation’s WS10 two-shaft augmented turbofan engine.

Among the engines displayed was a 1:2 scale mannequin of an engine with a two-dimensional (2D) TVC nozzle fitted to its aft part.

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