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Pratt & Whitney's TF30 was the first dual-spool, afterburning turbofan engine to enter service
with the military.

The program was launched in 1959 to develop a military engine with afterburning for sustained supersonic speeds. The first flight of the engine, designated TF30 by the military, was on December 21, 1964, in a twin-engine General Dynamics F-111A being developed for the Air Force.


  • First flight: 1964
  • Production years: 1964-1986

Airplanes Powered

  • General Dynamics F-111
  • LTV A-7A, B, C
  • Grumman F-14A