Ducted fan turbine engine

  • US 4,920,744 A
  • Filed: 11/04/1988
  • Issued: 05/01/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/06/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A ducted fan turbine engine comprising a central engine provided with a housing encompassed by a gas generator compartment externally delimited by an intermediate ring, a fan duct delimited between the intermediate ring and an outer ring, the intermediate ring comprising two articulated caps with a C-shaped section allowing for access to be gained to the central engine, and means for moving said caps, wherein each of said caps is connected to the housing of the engine by said moving means so that each of said caps can be displaced between a closed position whereby a front end portion of said cap is located within said outer ring, and a rear intermediate position whereby said cap is fully displaced beyond a rear edge of said outer ring, each of said caps being mounted on said moving means so that said caps can be rotated between said rear intermediate position and an open position, said caps being rotated about an axis substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis o the ducted fan turbine engine.

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