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Gas Turbine Core Engine

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Computer drawing of gas turbine core - still picture

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Every gas turbine engine has a combustion section (red), a compressor (cyan) and a turbine (magenta). The compressor, burner, and turbine are called the core of the engine, since all gas turbines have these components. The core is also referred to as the gas generator since the output of the core is hot exhaust gas.


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Last Updated: May 05 2015

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