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General Electric CF6

The first successful high-bypass turbofan, it was originally built as the TF39 for the U.S. Air Force’s giant Lockheed C-5A Galaxy transport. It’s first commercial use was on the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. It has since been installed on the Boeing 747, McDonnell Douglas MD-11, and Airbus A300 and A310 wide-body aircraft.

National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC

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