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NOTE WELL: The engine was shipped to Tauranga on 17 March. Pick up will be from Tauranga, not from Papakura.

This engine appears to be complete, and is mounted on a shipping stand.

Date of manufacture: 18-9-1957
Schedule no: Iss8.51.444
Drawing No: SJU14227-15

There is no service history available at all.
Total hours and total cycles: Unknown.

Approximate shipping dimensions:
Length: 3.55 meters.
Height: 1.3 meters.
Width: 1.45 meters.

Weight: Approximately 2,000 kg including engine stand but no crate.

Condition: Used. Average overall condition. There is light to moderate corrosion on many of the exterior fittings.

Sold with any and all faults, with no guarantee that it will ever run again. Location: Auckland, New Zealand.

The engine has been stored in a shipping container for over 15 years.
Restoration work would be required to bring it back to pristine condition.

Source: An engineering training school in Singapore.

*** This part is NOT approved for installation on an airworthy aircraft! ***

The Sapphire was a turbojet engine produced by Armstrong Siddeley in the 1950s. The engine is an axial flow design with an annular combustion chamber. It reportedly developed over 11,000 lbf (71 kN). It powered versions of the Gloster Javelin, Hawker Hunter and Handley Page Victor. The engine was made under license in the United States by Curtiss Wright and was knows as the J65; which powering a number of US designed aircraft including versions of the Martin B-57 ,Republic F-84, Douglas A-4 and the two Lockheed XF-104 Starfighter prototypes.

PICK UP WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS of the auction closing. A fork hoist is available to help load onto your truck.

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  • Seller location: Papakura City, Auckland, NZ

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