Boeing YQM-94 B-Gull, with the J97 on top of the fuselage
Type Turbojet
National origin United States
Manufacturer General Electric
First run 1960s
Major applications Boeing YQM-94 B-Gull
Ryan AQM-91 Firefly
Developed from General Electric GE1

The General Electric J97 is a single-shaft turbojet engine designed and built by General Electric as a compact high-performance engine for light attack fighters and eventually a number of drone projects.

Development and design

The J97 was based on GE's General Electric GE1/J1 series of turbojets and the engine development was financed by the United States Air Force.[1] The original application was to be the Northrop P-530 (which later evolved into the YF-17), but it was ultimately only used in several small drone aircraft.[2]




Ryan AQM-91 Firefly

Specifications (J97-GE-100)

Data from [4]

General characteristics



See also

Related lists


  1. ^ "Turbine Engines of the World". Flight International. 4 January 1973. p. 34.
  2. ^ "J97". Aero Engines of the World 1970. Flight International. 1 January 1970. p. 18.
  3. ^ "For the executive in a hurry". Flight International. 5 June 1976. p. 1488.
  4. ^ "J97". International Turbine Engine Directory. Flight International. 7 January 1978. p. 44.