First Flight Test of the WE19B Engine Under Chance Vought Corsair FG-1

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Title

First Flight Test of the WE19B Engine Under Chance Vought Corsair FG-1

Alternative Title

1st Flight Test WE19B

Subject

Engineering--United States
Aircraft--United States

Description

The first flight test WE19B under a Goodyear FG-1 Corsair airplane. The WE19B was a improved version of the first engine, the WE19B (later known as the J30) was flight tested in January of 1944 as a booster unit on a Chance Vought Corsair FG-1 fighter jet. The engine delivered 1365 pounds thrust and weighed 731 pounds.

Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886. In 1889, he renamed his business The Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. Westinghouse's primary products include turbines, generators, motors and switchgear related to the generation, transmission, and use of electricity. The company changed its name to Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945. In 1981, the company began to relocate its division headquarters for the Steam-Turbine Generator Divisions from Pennsylvania (turbines from Lester and generators from Pittsburgh) to Orlando, Florida. The Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) building was located in The Quadrangle, at 4400 Alafaya Trail. Originally, Westinghouse had purchased a large plot of land for future development that extended westward from Alafaya Trail to Rouse Road. The original headquarters was located on several acres of that land parcel close to Alafaya Trail.

As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation, additional buildings were added to the complex. In 1994, after a major corporate management shuffling and commitment to change from an industrial manufacturing company to primarily a broadcasting/communications company, Westinghouse bought the CBS Network and changed its name to the CBS Corporation. As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation in 1998, additional buildings were added to the Quadrangle.

Date Created

1944-01

Contributor

Jaeger, Harry L.

Is Part Of

Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

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image/jpg

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15.8 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Patuxent River, Maryland

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Mediator

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Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Tommy H. Thomason and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Jaeger, Harry L.
Cepero, Laura

External Reference

Thomason, Tommy H. "Westinghouse: From Hero to Zero." U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT HISTORY, March 21, 2011. http://thanlont.blogspot.com/2011/03/from-hero-to-zero.html.
"History." Westinghouse Nuclear. http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/About/History.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6422.

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