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F107

The Williams International F107-WR-101 is an advanced two-shaft turbofan jet engine built to power the Boeing AGM-86B Air-launched Cruise Missile (ALCM). The engine was designed with emphasis on light weight and compact size due to the restricted internal space available aboard the ALCM. It weighs only 146 pounds and yet generates 600 pounds of thrust, which propels the 3,200 pound ALCM at a sustained speed of around 550 miles per hour. The engine burns a special high-density aviation turbine fuel which has more energy for a given volume than standard fuels. The fuel is blended to endure harsh weather conditions and long storage periods. The engine starts when the ALCM is launched from its carrier aircraft and its folded inlet fully deploys. This engine was recovered from the Utah Test and Training Range following an ALCM test flight and later donated to the museum.

Tomahawk (TLAM) is an all-weather submarine or ship-launched land attack cruise missile. This missile was designed to be a long-range, highly survivable, unmanned land attack and anti-ship cruise missile weapon system capable of pinpoint accuracy. It is powered by the Atlantic Research 6,000-lb (2,722-kg) static thrust solid-fuel booster that burns for 12 seconds, then by the Williams Research F107-WR-400 600-lb (272-kg) static thrust turbofan sustainer. The Block III TLAM is a remanufactured Tomahawk with an upgraded F107-WR-402 engine. A new fit provides two percent decrease in fuel consumption and 19 percent increase in thrust (to 715 lb static thrust). Two-channel Rockwell-Collins Global Positioning Satellite (GPS ) receiver added to TERCOM, time-of-arrival software that allows "four-dimensional" navigation. DSMAC IIA has increased computer power with more "scenes" in memory, greater scene area coverage and less sensitivity to time-of-day or seasonal terrain changes.



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