The 3rd Research Center of the Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI) of Japan Defense Agency (JDA) and Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI) developed and tested the demonstrator of a high thrust-to-weight ratio small turbofan engine with an afterburner called “XF3-400”, the purpose of which is to establish engine technologies for the future supersonic aircraft for JDA.

The development program started in 1981 and the first engine test was carried out in 1992. All the engine tests planned completed in March 1995 successfully.

This paper reports the design, development and test results of the XF3-400 engine above.

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