The Walter M601 is a turboprop aircraft engine produced by Walter Aircraft Engines of the Czech Republic. The company's first turboprop, the M601 is used in business, agricultural and military training aircraft.
|Partially sectioned M601E|
|National origin||Czech Republic|
|Manufacturer||Walter Aircraft Engines|
|Major applications||Let L-410 Turbolet |
PAC FU-24 Fletcher
|Developed into||GE Aviation Czech H80|
The turboprop was designed for use on the Let L-410 and the M601 first ran in 1967. It was not suitable for the prototype L-410 and the company developed an upgraded version, the M601A, with a slightly wider diameter.
- Initial production variant for early version of the Let L410.
- Production variant for the Let L410UVP.
- Developed for the Let L410UVP.
- Agricultural variant for high-cycle operation, used on the PZL Kruk and Ayres Thrush.
- Special variant for paradrop aircraft, used on the Do 28 and some Finist conversions.
- Agricultural and paradrop variant with a higher Time Between Overhaul of up to 1800 hours.
- Downrated variant for use in the FU-24 Fletcher.
- Developed for the Let L410UVP-E.
- General use engine with sub-variants of differing TBO.
- Variant of the 11 for use at higher operating altitudes and modified with a low pressure bleed air system for pressurised aircraft.
- Variant for the L410-UVP-E used for hot and high operations.
- Variant intended for use on the L420.
- Aerobatic variant for use on the PZL Orlik.
- now the GE Aviation Czech H80
- Agricultural variant for use on the Z-37T.
- Type: Turboprop
- Length: 1675 mm
- Diameter: 590 mm
- Dry weight: 197 kg
- Compressor: 2-stage axial compressor and 1-stage centrifugal compressor
- Combustors: annular
- Turbine: 1-stage high-pressure and 1-stage free
- GE Aviation Czech H80
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