Rolls-Royce Derwent Mk 8 Engine

Rolls-Royce Derwent Engine
Rolls-Royce Derwent Engine

Great Britain, 1948

This centrifugal jet engine, developing 3700 lbs thrust, was originally designed during WW2, and powered the first British jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor, to fly in combat.

The Meteor was the first jet powered aircraft to fly in Australia.

They were used by the RAAF from 1946 to 1963. One of these  aircraft A77-1  crash landed  at Darwin.

This engine from a Meteor F8 Courtesy E.C.”Ossie” Osgood.

For more technical details of the Rolls-Royce Derwent Mk 8 Engine, see Wikipedia.

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