de Havilland Ghost

The de Havilland Ghost (originally Halford H-2) was the de Havilland Engine Company's second turbojet engine design to enter production and the world's first gas turbine engine to enter airline (BOAC) service. A scaled up development of the Goblin, the Ghost powered the de Havilland Venom, de Havilland Comet and SAAB Tunnan.

General characteristics

  • Type: Turbojet
  • Length: 121 in
  • Diameter: 53 in
  • Dry weight: 2,218 lb


  • Maximum thrust: 5,000 lbf at 10,250 rpm
  • Overall pressure ratio: 4.6
  • Specific fuel consumption: 1.02 lb/hr/lbf


  • Compressor: Single stage centrifugal flow
  • Combustors: 10 chambers
  • Turbine: Single-stage
  • Fuel type: Kerosene