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Old 07-08-2017, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default P&W GTF fancy name for turbo-prop

The GTF appears to be simply a shrouded turbo-prop, having a fixed pitch prop. I'm sure that if the engineers could have invented a strong enough and light enough prop control, that this would have been a variable pitch prop instead of fixed pitch. Maybe in the next iteration.

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Yep. Remember the Uducted Fan? Looked like a pusher turboprop to me!
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That could be said for any turboFAN engine.

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There are programs underway by P&W and Rolls to rehash the mothballed "unducted fan".
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As if this is new? Even before the "gearing" of the turbofan engine most just saw it as a ducted turboprop.
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