Type Turbojet
National origin United States
Manufacturer Westinghouse Aviation Gas Turbine Division
First run 19 March 1943
Major applications FH Phantom
Developed into Westinghouse J32
Westinghouse J34

The Westinghouse J30, initially known as the Westinghouse 19XB, was a turbojet engine developed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation. It was the first American-designed turbojet to run, and only the second axial-flow turbojet to run outside Germany (after the British Metropolitan-Vickers F.2).[1]

A simple and robust unit with six-stage compressor, annular combustor, and single-stage turbine, it initially gave 1,200 pounds of thrust but improved to 1,600 in production versions. Its first flight was under a FG Corsair in January 1944. It was developed into the smaller J32, and the successful Westinghouse J34, an enlarged version which produced 3,000 pounds of thrust.


Prototypes and initial production, boost engines[citation needed]
Increased mass flow version delivering 1,400 lbf (6.23 kN) at 18,000 rpm at sea level, added gearbox to allow engine to be a prime driver[citation needed]
Company designation for WE-20.[2]
1,600 lbf (7.1 kN) for Northrop X-4[citation needed]
originally designated J43[3]
1,600 lbf (7.1 kN) for Northrop X-4[citation needed]
production engines delivering 1,600 lbf (7.1 kN) thrust, Internal model 19XB-2B[citation needed]


Specifications (Westinghouse 19A)

Data from [4]

General characteristics



See also

Related development

Comparable engines

Related lists


  1. ^ Gunston, p. 240-241
  2. ^ Wilkinson, Paul H. (1950). Aircraft engines of the World 1950 (11th ed.). London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd. pp. 60–61.
  3. ^ "Designations of U.S. Military Aero Engines".
  4. ^ Wilkinson, Paul H. (1946). Aircraft Engines of the world 1946. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons. pp. 278–281.


  • Gunston, Bill (2006). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines, 5th Edition. Phoenix Mill, Gloucestershire, England, UK: Sutton Publishing Limited. pp. 240–241. ISBN 0-7509-4479-X.
  • Wilkinson, Paul H. (1946). Aircraft Engines of the world 1946. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons. pp. 278–281.
  • Christiansen, Paul J. (2019). Early Westinghouse Axial Turbojets. Olney, Maryland, USA: Bleeg Publishing, LLC. pp. 360–361.