turboshaft

(from the article `jet engine`) The helicopter is designed to operate for substantial periods of time hovering at zero flight speed. Even in forward flight, helicopters rarely ...
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Turboshaft

A turboshaft engine is a form of gas turbine which is optimized to produce shaft power rather than jet thrust. In concept, turboshaft engines are very similar to turbojets, with additional turbine expansion to extract heat energy from the exhaust and convert it into output shaft power. They are even more similar to turboprops, with only minor diff...
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