Sectioned Rolls-Royce 'Dart' turboprop aero engine, c 1940s.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Sectioned Rolls-Royce 'Dart' turboprop aero engine, c 1940s.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

This engine was used to power the first turboprop airliner to go into service, the Vickers Viscount in 1953. Turboprop engines were pioneered in Britain, and consist of a gas turbine driving a propeller, the thrust of which is augmented by the jet exhaust.
 

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10328192
 

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